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On Monday, Pentagon reported that one of the Islamic State leader in Iraq’s Anbar province was killed by a coalition airstrike.
Abu Wahib and three others are said to have been killed when their vehicle was struck on May 6 in Rutba. This is according to the according to the Associated Press.
Cook, the Pentagon press secretary said Wahib’s death is “another blow” to the group’s leadership “that will further degrade its ability to operate especially in Anbar province.”
“I think it is fair to say that ISIL leadership has been hit hard by coalition efforts and this is another example of that,” Cook told reporters. “It is dangerous to be an ISIL leader in Iraq and Syria these days and for good reason.”
Wahib was is believed to have been a former member of al-Qaida in Iraq and has appeared in Islamic State execution videos.
This is the first time the Pentagon said Wahib, considered to be one of the most brutal commanders, was dead, the Post reported.