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Senior ISIS official killed by coalition air strike in Iraq

A senior ISIS official has been killed by a US-led coalition air strike in Iraq. Credit: Reuters/Stringer

A senior so-called Islamic State (ISIS) official has been killed by a US-led coalition air strike in Iraq, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

Abu Wahib, ISIS's chief military official in Anbar province and a former member of al-Qaeda in Iraq, was killed on May 6, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told the media.

The strike, which was on a vehicle carrying Abu Wahib, also known as Shakir Wahib, also killed three other ISIS members near the town of Rutba, Mr Cook said.

He added that Wahib's death "is another blow to ISIL's leadership that will further degrade it's ability to operate, especially in Anbar province."

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