Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, a top propagandist for the Islamic State Group, has been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria.

Al-Fayad was responsible for conducting the Islamic State Group’s jihadi narrative online, which contained many of their ultra-violent messaging.

The Pentagon officially confirmed Al-Fayad was killed near the group’s Syrian capital of Raqqa last Wednesday, per Defense Department spokesman Peter Cook.


Cook, at the time, declined to comment on whether it was an American aircraft that carried out the strike or not.

At the time of his death, Al-Fayad was the Minister of Information for the Islamic State aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh.

“Wa’il oversaw ISIL’s production of terrorist propaganda videos showing torture and executions [and] was a close associate of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the ISIL spokesman and leader for plotting and inspiring external terror attacks.” Cook said in his statement on Friday.

The propagandist was killed in the northern Syrian village of al-Bab. He was reportedly on a mission to raise morale for Islamic State fighters out in the field.

Before his death, Wa’il was considered the public face of ISIS’ worldwide campaign, and considered a face of terrorism.