ISIS No. 2 in command killed, U.S. believes

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The U.S. believes they have killed a man who many analysts consider to be ISIS No. 2 in command, a U.S. official told CNN Friday. The killed ISIS leader goes by several names, including Haji Imam and Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-

The killed ISIS leader goes by several names, including Haji Imam and Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, according to the official. His death took place within the last two days in Syria, the official said, adding

His death took place within the last two days in Syria, the official said, adding Qaduli was not killed by an airstrike, leaving open the possibility U.S. troops were involved.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the death at a press conference Friday. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Carter said, adding it was “the second senior ISIL leader we’ve successfully targeted this month.”