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Isis second-in-command Haji Imam killed by US forces

The US has killed the Isis deputy leader in an operation inside Syria, the Pentagon is reportedly set to announce.

Andrew Buncombe and David Usborne reporting for Independent: Though it’s not official yet, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford are just about to announce that Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, the second hand of Isis leader Omar al-Baghdadi, was killed. He was better known by his alias, Haji Imam.

Once a simple physics teacher, he was designated as a global terrorist by the US government in 2014. The reward of $7m for the information of his whereabouts that would lead to his arrest or capture was offered one year later.

The Daily Beast said Mr. Carter will also confirm the reported killing of Isis’s “minister of war” in a strike this month. 

Also, Tarkhan Batirashvili, better known as Omar al-Shishani or “Omar the Chechen,” was reported to be badly wounded by an airstrike, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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