ISIS leader in Iraq's Anbar killed, Pentagon says

ISIS leader in Iraq's Anbar killed, Pentagon says

A key leader of so-called ISIS in Iraq's Anbar province has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Pentagon says.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Abu Waheeb and three others died when their vehicle was hit on 6 May near Rutba.

"It is dangerous to be an Isil leader in Iraq and Syria nowadays," Mr Cook added, using an acronym based on the former name of IS.

Abu Waheeb has falsely been declared dead on several previous occasions.

The Pentagon described Abu Waheeb, who is also known as Shakir Waheeb, as the IS "military emir for Anbar".

The group seized control of much of the predominantly Arab western province, Iraq's largest, in 2014.