Hajji Mutazz was in charge of operations in Iraq
- Senior Isis official killed
- US say deputy leader was a primary coordinator
The deputy leader of the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) has been killed by US air strikes, according to a statement released on on 21 August by the White House.
Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz, was killed in a US military air strike on 18 August, while travelling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq, along with an [Isis] media operative known as Abu Abdullah, White House spokesman Ned Price said in the statement.
Washington said Mutazz was a primary coordinator for the groups movement of weapons, vehicles and people between Iraq and Syria, and was in charge of operations in Iraq.