Key IS leader killed in U.S. raid – Pentagon

he Pentagon announced on Friday a senior commander of so-called Islamic State had been killed by the United States.
U.S. defense chief Ash Carter said here at a Pentagon briefing, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli served as IS’s finance minister, and was killed this week by U.S. military.
Carter refused to offer details about the operation against al-Qaduli, whom many analysts consider the extremist group’s second-in-command expected to lead the group if its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed or incapacitated.
Meanwhile, Carter acknowledged that striking IS leadership was far from sufficient, noting that “leaders can be replaced.”

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