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    Pentagon spokesperson Peter Cook confirmed the death of Abu Anas al-Iraqi, a member of Daesh senior leadership council.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A member of the Islamic State’s [Daesh] senior leadership council, Abu Anas al-Iraqi, who oversaw media and financial operations, has been eliminated in an operation on January 8, Pentagon spokesperson Peter Cook said in a briefing on Thursday.

    "Today, I can confirm that this raid resulted in the death of Abu Anas al-Iraqi, a member of ISIL [Islamic State] senior leadership council as he travelled to Raqqa, Syria," Cook told reporters.

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