The Islamic State’s war against the West intensified Friday, with terror groups fighting to hold their ground in Iraq and Syria while the U.S. announced it had killed several key ISIS leaders, including the network’s paymaster. At the same time, French and Belgian security forces conducted raids to take down the cell behind this week’s carnage in Brussels as well as the deadly November attacks in Paris.

In Iraq, ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an Iraqi football stadium that killed 29 and wounded 60. A raid by U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria on Thursday killed Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, who was ISIS’ No. 2 man, a senior defense official confirmed to Fox News. READ MORE