IS's second-in-command killed

(VOVworld) - The White House said on Friday that Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, the second-in-command of the Islamic State (IS), was killed in a US air strike on Tuesday while traveling in a vehile near Mosul, Iraq.

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White House spokesperson said the killing of the IS's second-in-command will be a strong blow to this force (Photo: Reuters)

Also known as Hajji Mutazz, al-Hayali supported IS operations in Syria and Iraq and was in charge of the group's operations in Iraq, said National Security Council spokesman Ned Price in a statement. Al-Hayali was also a primary coordinator for moving large amounts of weapons, explosives, vehicles, and people between Iraq and Syria.