The Pentagon announced the elimination of the second person in the hierarchy of the ISIS

U.S. authorities have reported the destruction of ADB al-Rahman Mustafa al-Kaduli, who is considered a potential successor to leader of the “Islamic state” (ISIS activity is prohibited in Russia by a court decision), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This is the Minister of defense ash Carter and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Joe Dunford announced at a press conference at the Pentagon.

“We systematically destroy the ISIL militants,” said Carter, adding that “this month we successfully killed the second senior leader of ISIL”.

Earlier in March, American media reported about the death of Tarkhan Batirashvili, known as Omar the Chechen, who had coordinated the military actions of terrorists “Islamic state” in Syria.

U.S. official source told CNN that al-Kabli was responsible for the finances of ISIL. The channel, citing the analysts explained that al-Kabli was to lead the group in the event of the death or incapacity of al-Baghdadi.

On the death of al-Kaduli it was reported in July of last year, CNN reminds, when the Iraqi defense Ministry claimed he was killed in the airstrike. The U.S. military then said they could not confirm this information.