Islamic State announces the death of its leader and the name of his successor

The Islamic State (IS) group announced on Wednesday the death of its leader, Abu Hassan al-Hachimi al-Qurachi. The circumstances of his death were not specified.

The jihadist group’s spokesman, Abu Omar al-Muhajir, said the terrorist was killed “while fighting the enemies of God”, without giving further details.

He also announced the name of the successor to the Iraqi at the head of the organization and it is Sheikh Abu Al-Hussein Al-Husseini Al-Qourashi.

After a meteoric rise in power in 2014 in Iraq and Syria, and the conquest of vast territories, the IS saw its self-proclaimed “caliphate” being overthrown under the blow of successive offensives in these two countries, respectively in 2017 and 2019. .

Since then, the organization has been destabilized several times by the death or capture of its leaders.

ISIS’s first leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Qurachi, was killed in a 2019 US raid in Syria and his successor, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurachi, was eliminated in February in a US special forces operation in the northwest of the country.

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