US Special Forces believe they've killed a senior leader of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, said to be second in charge. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a news conference that it's a sign of progress. "We're certainly gathering momentum and seeing that momentum having an effect… who's who in ISIL so we can kill them."
Kimberly Dozier is a contributing writer at the Daily Beast and a global affairs analyst for CNN. She's also the author of Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive and Get Back to the Fight, a memoir of her long road to recovery after she and her CBS team were hit by a car bombing in Iraq in 2006.