ISIS' finance minister, Haji Imam, killed: Defense Officials

Carter: Top ISIS Figure Killed in U.S. Raid

ISIS' finance minister was killed during an operation this month, defense officials announced Friday, a major score for the U.S.-led coalition as it tries to erode the terror group's grip on the region.

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In addition to the death of Haji Imam this month, the Pentagon confirmed the killing of another top leader -- Omar al-Shishani -- in an earlier raid.

Haji Imam
Haji Imam (Photo courtesy: U.S. Department of State)

"Striking leadership is necessary, but it's far from efficient," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a news conference, adding that the U.S. is "systematically eliminating" ISIS' cabinet.

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