ISIS announces leader killed, names successor
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, the Islamic State (ISIS) announced Wednesday that its overall leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi has been killed and named a new leader for the group.
Media outlets affiliated with the group aired an audio attributed to Abu Omar al-Muhajer announcing the death of Hassan al-Hashimi.
“He died fighting the enemies of God, killing some of them before being killed like a man on the battlefield,” al-Muhajer added.
The group named Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurayshi as new leader.
On March 23, 2019, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the defeat of the radical group after taking control of the town of al-Baghouz, ISIS last stronghold.
In October 2019, the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by US troops, and his successor Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed in a similar act in February 2022.
Weeks later, the group named Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi a new leader.
Up to now, the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, the US Department of Defense and the SDF have made no comment.