Daesh has named a successor to Baghdadi following the US operation in Syria, Newsweek reported.

Abdullah Qardash (a.k.a. Hajji Abdullah al-Afari), who was earlier nominated by Baghdadi to run the group’s ‘Muslim affairs’, is set to take over Baghdadi’s position, according to the report.

Little is known about Qardash other than that he is a former Iraqi military officer who once served under late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the report says.

Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was reported dead after the US military conducted a Special Operations raid in Syria’s Idlib province. Reports were confirmed by Trump Sunday morning. Baghdadi reportedly died after detonating a suicide vest following a chase by US servicemen.

According to an unnamed regional intelligence official, Baghdadi’s role as Daesh leader was largely symbolic at the time of his death.

“Baghdadi was a figurehead. He was not involved in operations or day-to-day,” the official said, according to Newsweek. “All Baghdadi did was say yes or no—no planning.”

 

Source: Sputnik

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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

This is a very good news to the US Military & Political parties who will now seek more funding from the american tax payers to fight the war on terror. The fact that Abu Bakr Al Bhagdadi managed to survive so many months & year after the fall of Daesh and further more surviving with his wives and children and other Daesh commanders in a remote village in Idlib which is controlled by HTS makes every one a laughing stock of the intelligence of major powers, Syria, Turki and especially the Hayat Tahrir Al Sham group leadership and its members… Read more »

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Nusra (HTS) was created as the Syrian branch for ISIS… Any way, all jihadist groups are one and jihad is very ecumenical, no matter if guys are sunni or shia.
All the groups are state funded. Go after the states funding this, namely Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar and Iran, case closed… If they’re ALL put out of the game while it goes on, so there’s one possibility left : the Chinese is pulling the strings… And their attitude towards Pakistan asks the question if they’re implied or not…