U.S. Airstrike Kills ISIS No. 2 In Iraq
The White House said a U.S. airstrike killed Hajji Mutazz, a high-ranking member of ISIS, near Mosul, Iraq.By Christian Bryant | August 21, 2015
"Officials are telling us they had actionable intelligence, their words. That means they knew he was traveling in a vehicle on a road near Mosul. ... They were able to send up an aircraft, launch a missile and get him," CNN's Barbara Starr reported.
The U.S. carried out that airstrike Aug. 18. According to the White House, Mutazz was the senior deputy to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and played a role in the terrorist group's takeover of Mosul in 2014.