U.S. Confirms Death of Senior ISIS Leader

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says that the U.S. has killed an ISIS senior leader and finance minister named Haji Imam.

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On Friday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that U.S. forces killed a senior ISiS leader, who was among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week. Carter identified the senior ISIS leader as Haji Imam, describing him as the terrorist group’s finance minister. Carter added that Imam was a “well-known terrorist” who had a hand in terrorist plots outside of Iraq and Syria. The Defense Secretary told a Pentagon news conference, “Leaders can be replaced. However, these leaders have been around for a long time. They are senior, they are experienced.”

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