Islamic State 'deputy caliph' killed in Iraq - Prime Minister

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces have killed Abu Yaser al-Issawi, an Islamic State commander who had claimed to be the leader of the group in Iraq and its "deputy caliph", Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Thursday.

"Our heroic armed forces have eliminated Daesh commander Abu Yaser Al-Issawi as part of an intelligence-led operation," Kadhimi tweeted.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Kevin Liffey)