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ISIS Deputy Leader Killed

Posted: May 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE second-in-command of Islamic State (IS), Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, has been killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike in Northern Iraq, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence says.

Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman, Brig-Gen Tahsin Ibrahim, said that Mustafa Mohammed, also known as Abu Alaa al-Afri, was inside a mosque in Tal Afar that was targeted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

However, there was no immediate confirmation from the U.S. military or on IS media.

Recently, there were unconfirmed reports that Afri had taken temporary charge of IS operations.

Iraqi security sources claimed that IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been incapacitated as a result of a coalition air strike in Northern Iraq in March.

Last week, the U.S. state department offered a reward of up to $7 million (£4.5 million) for information on Afri, whom it identified as Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli.