ISIS propaganda chief killed in US airstrike

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the de-facto leader of the Islamic State, gives a speech.

The propaganda of ISIS is famed for its surprising professionalism and effective messaging, but their propaganda machine may have taken a hit. (Pun not intended.) Recently, the Pentagon revealed that one of ISIS’s top propaganda chiefs, Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad AKA ‘Dr. Wa’il’ (Sounds like a bad rapper name to me), was hit and killed in an American airstrike.

Al-Fayad was killed on September 7th, near the Syrian city of Raqqa. He was considered a high-profile leader within the Islamic State, and had a bounty of $5 million dollars on his head.

His contributions to ISIS included the coordination of of ISIS fighters, encouraging lone-wolf attacks on civilians and military members, as well as his avid recruitment of fighters via propaganda.


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