Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, also known as Haji Imam, was the number two leader of ISIS. He was killed by the U.S. during a raid. Imam was the next in line to succeed after ISIS head Omar al-Baghdadi. There was a $7 million bounty on Imam. U.S. officials have also confirmed that ISIS “minister of war” Tarkhan Batirashvili, who also goes by “Omar the Chechen,” was killed in an earlier raid this month.

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Officials say,

“Striking leadership is necessary, but its far from sufficient. Leaders can be replaced. However, these leaders have been around for a long time. They are senior, they are experienced.”

Imam was responsible for overseeing ISIS forces in Syria, Iraq and Libya. U.S. forces helicoptered into Syria and waited to see Imam. He was spotted inside a car as he drove past the fighters. This makes Imam the third ISIS official to be taken out since November.