Today it was revealed that ISIS’s deputy leader, Ayad al-Jumaili, has been killed in an airstrike in Iraq.
The Iraqi’s air force targeted him, along with other leaders of ISIS, near the border of Syria in the region of al-Qaim.
It is speculated that Jumaili was second-in-command to leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Quoting the country’s military intelligence, Iraqi State TV was the first to announce the death.
It’s understood that the Fallujah native, was the head of ISIS’s internal security unit.
His previous career was an intelligence officer in the Iraqi army until 2003.
‘The air force’s planes executed with accuracy a strike on the headquarters of Daesh in al-Qaim .. resulting in the killing of Daesh’s second-in-command…Ayad al-Jumaili, alias Abu Yahya, the war minister,’ said state TV, citing a statement from the directorate of military intelligence.
Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, have been battling since October to retake the city of Mosul, Islamic State’s stronghold in Iraq and the city where Baghdadi declared a caliphate nearly three years ago.
No details or data were gained by the raid.