Estado Islâmico anuncia sucessor de al-Baghdadi
November 1, 2019 - O grupo radical Estado Islâmico confirmou a morte do seu líder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi em operação dos EUA na Síria e nomeou um sucessor, identificado como Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi.
The militant group said a successor, identified as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi, had been appointed.
Aymenn al-Tamimi, a researcher at Swansea University focusing on so-called Islamic State, said the name was unknown but could refer to a leading figure in the jihadist organisation called Hajj Abdullah, whom the U.S. State Department had identified as a possible successor, Reuters said.
A former senior figure in the rival Islamist group Al Qaeda in Iraq, he is also known as Mohamed Said Abdelrahman al-Mawla.
IS also confirmed the death of Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, a close aide of al-Baghdadi and a spokesman for the group since 2016.
Al-Muhajir was killed in a joint U.S. operation with Kurdish forces in Jarabulus in northern Syria on Sunday, hours after al-Baghdadi blew himself up during a U.S. raid in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
The killings were a double blow to the extremist group, nearly seven months after its territorial defeat in Syria.
The new spokesman, named Abu Hamza al-Quraishi, urged followers to pledge allegiance to the new “caliph” and addressed the Americans, saying: “Don’t rejoice.”