Acknowledging the replacement of Islamic State’s new chief, US President Donald Trump on Friday said, “ISIS has a new leader. We know exactly who he is!” in a tweet.
ISIS has a new leader. We know exactly who he is!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019
The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a statement Thursday and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi.
Baghdadi, who led IS since 2014 and was the world’s most wanted man, was killed in a US special forces raid in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday.
The group also confirmed the killing in another raid the following day of the group’s previous spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir.