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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