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.

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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.

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