ISIS deputy leader Ayad al-Jumaili 'killed in air strike', Iraq claims

Mark Chandler
Isis: The second-in-command has been killed, according to Iraqi state TV: Reuters

The deputy leader of terror group Islamic State has been killed in an air strike, according to Iraqi state TV.

Ayad al-Jumaili was killed by Iraq’s air force in al-Qaim, near the Syrian border, the television station reported, citing military intelligence.

He is thought to be the second-in-command to terror supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Al-Jumaili was killed with other Isis commanders in an air strike, it was claimed, although the date of the raid was not given.

The senior Isis man is believed to head up an internal security unit for the extremists called Amniya.

Al-Jumali hails from Fallujah and is thought to have joined the organisation following the invasion of Iraq by the US-led coalition in 2003.