US military had killed one of Islamic State's top commanders Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli also known as Haji Imam. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joe Dunford confirmed his death in a press conference this morning.
"This week the US military has killed several key ISIL terrorists including Haji Iman, ISIL's senior leader serving as finance minister. He is responsible for external affairs and is a well known terrorist. The removal of this leader will hamper the organisation's ability to conduct operations inside and outside of Syria. He was responsible for funding for ISIL’s operations, paying fighters and hiring recruits," Secretary Carter said
The former Al Qaeda terrorist transferred his allegiance to ISIS following his release from prison in early 2012.