ISIS names new leader after confirming death of al-Baghdadi

ISIS names new leader after confirming death of al-Baghdadi

ISIS names new leader after confirming death of al-Baghdadi

Analysts have also named the Saudi Abu Abdullah al-Jizrawi and Abdullah Qaradash, an Iraqi and one of Baghdadi's right-hand men, as potential successors along with the Tunisian Abu Othman al-Tunisi. In all, US forces killed six ISIS members - four women and another man aside from Baghdadi - in the raid.

The U.S. general who oversaw the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has provided the most detailed account yet of the operation.

The message included a threat to the USA and called for ISIS terrorists to continue their brutal campaign.

The terror group yesterday announced Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi as its new leader.

At the same time, he described Conan-identified not by name but as a K-9 working with the team-as "a attractive dog, a talented dog".

Two children under the age of 12 died with al-Baghdadi, not the three originally reported, when the cowardly fugitive detonated his suicide vest.

The IS spokesman also issued a stark warning to the United States after President Donald Trump announced Baghdadi's death in a televised address from the White House.

French Defense Minister Florence Parly also questioned the significance of the claimed U.S. achievement, pointing out that the raid only marked "an early retirement for a terrorist [al-Baghdadi], but not for his organization".

"It will take some time to reestablish someone to lead the organization, and during that period of time, their actions may be a little bit disjointed", Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie Jr., who heads the U.S. Central Command, told reporters at the Pentagon.

"Al-Muhajir, the right-hand of Baghdadi and the spokesman for IS, was targeted in the village of Ain al-Baydah near Jarablus, in a coordinated operation between SDF intelligence and the USA army", Abdi said on Twitter.

"Those who came out of the building were checked for weapons and explosives and moved area from the immediate area".

Once they had established control of the compound, McKenzie said, the troops detained and then released a group of civilians, including 11 children. After the raid, the compound was destroyed by the troops, the grainy video showed.

"Five ISIS members inside the compound presented a threat to the force".

Donald Trump tweeted a photo of Conan, the attractive, talented dog who took part in the Syria raid that killed ISIS leader Baghdadi. "Do not rejoice, America, in killing Sheikh al-Baghdadi".

While British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as "an important moment in our fight against terror".

He added: "We will work with our coalition partners to bring an end to the murderous, barbaric activities of Daesh once and for all".

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