ISIS Verifies Baghdadi’s Death, Names Successor

ISIS Verifies Baghdadi’s Death, Names Successor

BEIRUT (AP)– The self-described Islamic State group is grieving the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has actually announced a follower in a brand-new audio release.

The group determined the brand-new leader as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi in the audio launched Thursday by the IS central media arm, al-Furqan Foundation.

The speaker in the audio likewise validated the death of Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, a close aide of al-Baghdadi and a spokesperson for the group.

Al-Muhajir was eliminated in a joint U.S. operation with Kurdish forces in Jarablus, in northern Syria on Sunday, hours after al-Baghdadi blew himself up throughout a U.S. raid in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

The speaker named Abu Hamza al-Qurashi urged fans to pledge obligation to the brand-new Caliph and dealt with the Americans stating; “Don’t rejoice.”


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