The source added to CNN News, that ” the helicopter bearing the elements of special forces was pounce on acar in which Alqadola, but at the last moment something happened that caused them to fire on the car,” the official declined to clarify what is the thing that happened.
He said US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told a news conference: “We eliminate the leaders of Daash systematically,” adding that Alqadola “is the second leader who was targeted successfully during the current month.”
the rejection of Carter revealed how to kill Alqadola, said: “We spent a leader who we believe to be responsible funding Daash operations, and weakened their ability to pay the money for the fighters. ”
experts believe that Alqadola the person is a candidate to succeed the organization ‘s leader , Abu Bakr al -Baghdadi is killed or has the ability to lead Daash.”
Carter stressed that the war on Daash making progress in Syria and Iraq, Mr Carter said that will attend Gulf summit in Riyadh on April 20 / May next to build a partnership against the organization.
a US official told CNN’s, earlier, said US authorities believed they had killed a person who is considered thesecond man in the organization , “Daash” in Syria.
he added the US official that the man second in Daash, which is known by several names , including Abdul Rahman Mustafa Alqadola and Haji Imam, was killed two days ago in Syria, “noting that it” was not killed in an air strike, “which opens the door to the possibility that the special ground forces have been involved in thekilling.
the authorities Iraq announced the killing of Alqadola, last May, in a raid in the international coalition led by the United States, the city of Tal Afar in northern Iraq, while the then US Central command said it had no information about it.
the US put Alqadola on the terrorist list in 2014, with a reward of $ 7 million reward for information about him, and was born Alqadola in 1957 or 1959 in Mosul, and joined al – Qaeda in Iraq in 2004, and worked under theleadership of Abu Musab al – Zarqawi, then joined the ranks of the “Daash,” and thought it also carries Abu Ala Afri name.
the [ Afri who is known by several titles, including “Abu Saja” and “Haji faith,” as well as “Abdul Rahman Mustafa , ” a Turkmen origin and hails from an area south of Mosul, he worked as a teacher of physics in thecity of Tal Afar in Nineveh province.
he served [Afri] positions and several prominent in organizing Daash, including the so – called head of theShura Council, and “Vice successor” to the organization.