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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State's second-in-command killed in airstrike
April 1, 2017 / 1:49 PM / 6 months ago

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State's second-in-command killed in airstrike

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BAGHDAD, April 1 (Reuters) - Ayad al-Jumaili, the man believed to be the deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said on Saturday, citing Iraq’s military intelligence.

Jumaili was killed with other Islamic State commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border with Syria, the channel said, without giving the date of the raid.

The TV described Jumaili as Islamic State’s “second-in-command” and “war minister”.

The spokesman of the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition couldn’t immediately be reached for comments.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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