Pentagon has announced that a top ISIS leader, Abu Wahib, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq last week.
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook has told foreign media that Abu Wahib and three others were killed when their vehicle was struck on May 6 in Rutba. He says Wahib's death is a blow to the group's leadership.
Cook added that Wahib was 'a former member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq who has appeared in ISIL execution videos'.
'We view him as a significant leader in ISIL leadership overall, not just in Anbar Province,' he added. 'Removing him from the battlefield will be a significant step forward.'