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IS acknowledges leader’s death, announces successor





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IS acknowledged the death of its leader on Wednesday and confirmed his successor.

The media branch of the al-Furqan group published an audio message from an ISIS spokesman announcing the death of the appointed leader. March.

“I announce and mourn for the Islamic State and the fighters of the almighty Islamic state, (absence) of the Amir of the followers and the Calipha of the Muslims Abu al-Hasan al-Hashmi al. -Qurayshi… he was killed while fighting against the enemies of God,” spokesman Abu Omar al-Muhajer said in a message released on Wednesday.

IS did not specify who killed the group leader or where.

The group announced its successor, the passerby Abu al-Husain al-Husaini al-Quraishi. Little is known about him, but the group described him as an “old warrior” without mentioning any further details.

The late leader was appointed by ISIS in March 2022 after US President Joe Biden announced the death of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi during a military operation in northwestern Syria.

This is a breaking story, more to follow.

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