The man believed to be second in command to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been reportedly killed. Citing Iraqi military intelligence, Iraqi State TV on Saturday, in an on-screen news flash, announced that Ayad al-Jumaili was killed.
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.
(With inputs from Reuters)