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Officials: US killed senior Islamic State leader

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter says U.S. forces have killed a senior Islamic State leader known as Haji Iman, marking a further erosion of top leadership in the militant group in Syria and Iraq. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says U.S. forces have killed a senior Islamic State leader known as Haji Iman, marking a further erosion of top leadership in the militant group in Syria and Iraq.
WASHINGTON -

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says U.S. forces have killed a senior Islamic State leader known as Haji Iman, marking a further erosion of top leadership in the militant group in Syria and Iraq.
    
Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the announcement Friday at a news conference at the Pentagon.
    
Carter said the Islamic State leader was well-known within its ranks, and that his death will hinder the network's operations in Iraq and Syria.
    
Carter said he knows that IS leaders are often replaced.

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