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ISIS Information Minister 'Dr. Wa'il' Killed in Airstrike in Syria: Pentagon

Wa'il's death is the latest in a series of successful attacks on senior ISIS leadership

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    ISIS' information minister Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad

    The ISIS leader responsible for producing the militant group's gruesome propaganda videos was killed in an airstrike earlier this month, the Pentagon announced Friday.

    Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as "Dr. Wa'il," was targeted and killed by coalition forces near Raqqah, Syria, on Sept. 7, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.

    Cook said Wa'il was one of ISIS's "most senior leaders" as a "prominent member" of the terror group's leadership council, NBC News reported.

    Wa'il was ISIS' official minister of information and "oversaw (ISIS's) production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions," the statement said.