The Islamic State terror group confirmed Thursday the dying of its chief Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi in addition to its spokesperson, and introduced Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Qurayshi as its new chief.
Qurayshi, a spiritual scholar and soldier in former Iraqi chief Saddam Hussein’s military who led ISIS from the shadows for a bit over two years, died in a United States particular forces raid in northern Syria in February when he detonated a bomb that killed him and members of the family, the U.S. mentioned.
The dying of Qurayshi, 45, was one other crushing blow to ISIS two years after the violent Sunni Muslim group misplaced longtime chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an analogous raid in 2019.
The group didn’t deny or verify the U.S. narrative and the brand new ISIS spokesman, Abu Umar al Muhajir, mentioned in a recorded speech on Thursday that Qurayshi’s final battle was at Ghuwayran jail within the northeastern Syrian metropolis of Hasaka.
At least 200 jail inmates and militants in addition to 30 safety forces died in an Islamic State assault on the jail in January in a bid to free their members, officers have mentioned.
The U.S. and its allies declared ISIS overwhelmed nearly three years in the past after the extremists have been pushed out of their self-declared caliphate that at its peak coated swaths of Syria and Iraq.
Former President Donald Trump largely withdrew U.S. troops from Syria later in 2019, however the navy has maintained a presence within the nation.