Trump says the United States knows who the new leader of the Islamic State is
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump He said Friday that the United States knows who is the new leader of the Islamic State group, after the death of a US-led command attack.
It has a new leader. We know exactly who it is! Trump tweeted. US officials gave no further details.
The Islamic State previously confirmed the death of its leader al-Baghdadi in a statement and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi.
However, little is known about Hashimi, whose name is rarely mentioned as a possible successor the multiple times that Baghdadi was falsely reported as murdered in recent years.
Baghdadi, who has led the Islamic State since 2014 and was the most wanted man in the world, died in a raid by US special forces in Syria The northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday.
The Islamic State also confirmed the murder in another raid the day after the group's previous spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir.
The statement said the jihadist group's legislative and advisory body met after the death of the 48-year-old jihadist chief in Iraq and agreed to a replacement.