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World ISIS names successor to slain leader al-Baghdadi

18:30  31 october  2019
18:30  31 october  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Politicians and Pundits React on Twitter After Donald Trump Confirms ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi's Death

  Politicians and Pundits React on Twitter After Donald Trump Confirms ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi's Death "Al Baghdadi spread 'fire and brimstone' on earth; now he feels it for himself in hell," GOP Senator Mitt Romney tweeted."He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way," Trump told reporters. He explained that the extremist militant commander, who the U.S. designated as a terrorist, died after U.S. forces stormed his compound. Al-Baghdadi ran down a dead-end tunnel with three children and detonated an explosive vest as American troops closed in, according to the president.

ISIS announced the name of its new leader Thursday after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a American-led raid in Syria, according to the security consulting firm and NBC News partner Flashpoint.

The militant group named Abu Ibrahim Hashimi al-Quraishi as al-Baghdadi's replacement in a message posted by its official media wing, Flashpoint said.

It was the first time ISIS had acknowledged the death of al-Baghdadi as well as another senior figure named Abu Hassan al-Muhajir. President Donald Trump had identified al-Muhajir as al-Baghdadi's "number one replacement."

Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources

  Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources Exclusive: Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sourcesBAGHDAD (Reuters) - In their long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi intelligence teams secured a break in February 2018 after one of the Islamic State leader's top aides gave them information on how he escaped capture for so many years, said two Iraqi security officials.

While al-Baghdadi's death constitutes a significant blow to the militant group, experts have warned that it will not necessarily spell an end to the violent extremists trying to reconstitute their caliphate. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi et al. standing in front of a television: Men watch the news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death in Najaf, Iraq, on Monday.© Alaa Al-Marjani Men watch the news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death in Najaf, Iraq, on Monday.

A New ISIS Recording Names al-Baghdadi's Successor. Here's What to Know About the New Leader .
A New ISIS Recording Names al-Baghdadi's Successor. Here's What to Know About the New LeaderBut besides a name that implies the new leader is a descendant of the Quraysh tribe of the Prophet Muhammad, we know little about him. ISIS’s statement on Thursday gave no indication of what he looks like, how he sounds, or precise his role in the group before it designated him “caliph” and “emir of the believers.” (A caliph is a spiritual leader of Islam who claims succession from the Prophet Muhammad.

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