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ISIS Fighter Behind Execution Videos Killed in Airstrike

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By    |   Friday, 16 Sep 2016 07:09 PM

The man behind the Islamic State's (ISIS) propaganda videos, which often involve beheadings and other executions, was killed in a coalition airstrike last week.

According to NBC News, Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad died in a Sept. 7 strike that occurred in Raqqah, Syria, the self-proclaimed capital of ISIS.

Also known as "Dr. Wa'il," al-Fayad was a senior leader in the terror group and served on its leadership council. He "oversaw production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement, reports NBC.

A U.S. official told CNN that al-Fayad was one of a few members of ISIS who had "direct access" to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. That official confirmed to CNN that al-Fayad was killed in a drone strike when he was hit on a motorcycle outside a house in Raqqah.

"Baghdadi's inner circle was already small, and it's getting smaller," the official told CNN.

The news comes a little more than two weeks after ISIS announced its spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, was killed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria.

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