The “Minister of Finance” of ISIS was killed


As a result of the US Air Force attack, one of the leaders of the Islamic State, its “Finance Minister” Abd al-Rahman al-Mustafa Kaduli, also known as Hadji Imam, was killed, transfers CNN the message of the Pentagon chief Ashton Carter.

Initially, the death of one of the leaders of ISIS was reported by NBC television, citing a source in the US military structures. The NBC reminded that previously the source informed of the destroying of the military commander of ISIS Tarhan Batirashvili, also known as Abu Omar al-Shishani, or Omar the Chechen, but his death was not verified officially.

The media often report killings of high-ranking members of the ISIS with reference to sources of information, but officially the information does not get confirmed. Thus, the death of al-Kaduli was announced once in May 2015.

The Israeli Haaretz called him the second man in the ISIS military command. According to International Business Times, when head of the organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded, al-Kaduli led the organization for some time. Daily Beast wrote that he is one of the contenders for the post of “caliph” after the death of al-Baghdadi.

Haji Imam (another nickname – Abu Alaa al-Afar) was born in 1957 or 1959 in Iraq, he is an ethnic Turkmen. Haaretz wrote that he worked as a teacher of physics before he joined the “Al-Qaeda”, trained in Afghanistan, and then returned to Iraq, where he headed the local cell of the terrorist organization.

It was alleged that during the US invasion in Iraq he was arrested, but released in 2012. The State Department has appointed a reward of $7 million for information on the whereabouts of Imam Haji.