ISIS leader killed in US special operations raid

Posted at 8:38 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 15:08:22-04

A U.S. military operation killed a top ISIS leader earlier this week, the Pentagon said today.

Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, aka Haji Imam, was a known terrorist who was said to be the group's second in command and minister of finance.

Military sources tell ABC News the raid was conducted on the ground by American special operations forces.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made the announcement to reporters at the Pentagon, saying that Haji Imam was one of several key ISIS figures killed in recent military operations.

These deadly operations come in the wake of a terror attack in Belgium that left at least 31 dead and 300 injured, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.

Al-Qaduli had been listed on the State Department's Rewards for Justice website, with a bounty of $7 million.