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Iraqi State TV Says Islamic State’s Second-In-Command Has Been Killed

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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