Islamic State confirms death of propaganda chief: statement

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Posted: Oct 10, 2016 3:54 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State on Monday confirmed the death of its propaganda chief, whom the Pentagon said was killed in a U.S.-led air strike in Syria's Raqqa province last month.

An IS statement posted online paid tribute to Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed al-Furqan. The statement just referred to him by his alias.

It did not say when, where or how he had died.

(Reporting by John Davison and Ali Abdelatti in Cairo; Editing by Catherine Evans)