Ayad al-Jumaili, the man believed to be Islamic State’s second-in-command and war minister, was reportedly wiped off the planet by an airstrike by the Iraq Air Force. Citing Iraq’s military intelligence, Iraqi State TV reported on Saturday that the deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in the region of al-Qaim in Iraq, near the border with Syria. The date of the attack was not given.
The spokesman of the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition couldn’t immediately be reached for comments.
Ayad al-Jumaili is from Fallujah and was the head of Daesh’s internal security unit. Before he joined ISIL, he was previously an intelligence officer in the Iraqi army until 2003.
ISIS is taking a lot of L’s these days.