The Pentagon announced the death in Iraq of one of the leaders of ISIS

In the result of a missile strike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq killed one of the leaders of the “Islamic state” (ISIS, prohibited in Russia), reports Reuters with reference to the press Secretary of the Pentagon, Peter cook.

The airstrike was inflicted on 6 may near the city of Rutba on the car, which drove the military Emir of ISIL in Anbar province and Abu Wahib three more militants.

Cook recalled that Abu Wahib, a former member of al-Qaida in Iraq, appeared on video footage of executions, which are staged ISIS.

“Islamic state took control of large areas of Anbar province in 2014. In the past year, Iraqi security forces retook several cities, including Ramadi and Hit.

The death of Abu Wahiba Sands, given his leading role in military planning in Anbar, will weaken the ability of ISIS to conduct operations in the area, said a Pentagon spokesman.

Iraqi media in 2015 published reports of the death of Abu Wahiba Sands. But then the Pentagon has not confirmed his death.

Real name Wahiba Abu — Shaher Wahib al-Fahdawi. In 2006, al-Fahdawi, then studied computer science at the University of Anbar, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in al-Qaeda in Iraq and of involvement in attacks on American troops. He was sentenced to death. In September of 2012 with about 100 prisoners he managed to escape from prison “Tasfirat” in Tikrit, where he was waiting for the execution of the sentence.