First Published: 2016-03-25

News of the death of deputy leader of the Islamic state in a US raid

Alaa Afar is the second man in the extremist organization and also the second most prominent figure is filtered after Abu Omar Chechen in less than a month.

WASHINGTON - The NBC US television that the United States had killed Abdul Rahman Alqadola nicknamed Baala Afri is the second man in the organization of the Islamic state during an air raid on the area of ​​Syria.

Afri and physics teacher and former Iraqi province of Mosul has been turned into a dangerous terrorist after joining al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in 1998 and then returned to Iraq in 2004.

He was appointed a deputy to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in March 2015, following news of the latest injury in a US raid and is among the most prominent leaders of the four Aharin surround the leader of the Islamic state.

It is expected that the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford confirms he was killed in a US operation in Syria during a press conference on Friday at the Ministry of Defense.

News website "The Daily Beast" and also announced the deaths of Alqadola who said he was about to become the second man in the organization who takes his Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.

The US Justice Department has offered a reward of seven million dollars reward for information leading to Alqadola makes him the highest-official in the organization after al-Baghdadi, which is "equal to" ten million dollars.

The structure of the leadership of the extremist organization and remain confidential. The US list includes only some of the other officials.

The leader of the jihad is the second top official in this list to be killed in less than a month, the United States announced on the fourth of March killing of another senior official named in the list is Abu Omar Chechen.

The latter was one of the senior military leaders in the organization, was killed in a US strike while in Syrian Shaddadi area lost by jihadists in Syria's favor democratic forces, which the United States supports.