Saturday, 26 March 2016

ISIS Second In Command Killed

The Islamic State group’s second-in-command has been killed in a US raid, defence secretary Ash Carter announced on Friday.

Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli had been associated with Isis dating back to its earliest iteration as al-Qaida in Iraq, Carter told a news conference at the Pentagon. He was serving as finance minister and also responsible “for some external affairs and plots”.

Qaduli, reportedly about 57 years old, had been a high-profile target. The US had offered a bounty of up to $7m for information leading to him – the most for any Isis leader apart from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is valued at $10m.