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After al-Baghdadi: ISIS announced the name of a new leader

The IG stated that their now former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was indeed killed during a recent special operation by the US military. A spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov said Moscow has no official confirmation of the elimination of al-Baghdadi. Deputy Representative of the UN Secretary-General Farhan Hack also said that the UN is not able to verify the data on the liquidation of the leader of the Islamic State.

After al-Baghdadi: ISIS announced the name of a new leader

The group of militants of the Islamic State (IS is a terrorist organization banned in Russia) confirmed that its now-former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, Reuters reported.

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As a successor, the group appointed Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi. Aymenn Tamimi, an IS professor at Swansea University in Britain, said he was unknown to him, but maybe it’s just the new name of Hajj Abdullah, who was previously identified by the US Department of State as a possible successor to Baghdadi

“In general, this may be one of the activists of the IG familiar to us who may have just adopted this new name,” Tamimi said.

The IS also confirmed the death of their spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir.

On the night of Sunday, October 26, the US military conducted a special operation in the province of Idlib in northwestern Syria, during which they killed the 48-year-old leader of the Islamic State.

US President Donald Trump approved the mission a week earlier. After a successful operation, he wrote a post on Twitter. “Something very important has just happened,” the head of state said.

A day earlier, military reports appeared about Pentagon helicopters over the territory of Idlib - the last bastion of the Islamic State, as the American media write. Soon, a spokesman for the US Army, informed of the results of the operation, reported that Baghdadi was killed during the raid.

A senior Pentagon official said a short shootout occurred when US troops entered the complex, where terrorists were hiding. Some time after the start of the assault Baghdadi committed suicide.

The two wives of Baghdadi also took their own lives. Other members of the “main terrorist” family were present in the same building, but according to Pentagon sources, none of them was injured during the raid.

According to representatives of the US Department of Defense, the operation was carried out by the operational unit of the Delta special forces.

This unit, whose tasks are the fight against terrorism, uprisings, the execution of secret missions, including, but not limited to the salvation of civilians and the invasion.

The CIA helped the military find shelter for the IS leader, CNN quoted a source in the ministry of defence. Several videos have appeared on social media showing the alleged location of al-Baghdadi's murder. They, in particular, published the channel Al Hadath. The footage shows the terrain with an airstrike funnel and corpses of people.

In search of the whereabouts of the leader of the IG participated intelligence of Iraq. According to Baghdad, Iraqi services assisted the United States in locating No. 1 terrorist. At the same time, in Iraq, citing two sources, they report that the leader of the terrorist group was indeed killed in Syria.

However, in Russia, they said they were waiting for the United States to present evidence of the destruction of al-Baghdadi, the FAN reports.

“Those who claim the elimination of al-Baghdadi are required to provide evidence. I would like it to be reliable ”,

- said Franz Klintsevich, member of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security

A day later, Trump also thanked the Russian side for their help in carrying out the operation to eliminate the leader of the IS. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that there is no information on any assistance to the passage of US aircraft into Syrian airspace during the operation to eliminate al-Baghdadi.

"The Ministry of Defense does not have reliable information on the conduct by the US military in Turkey-controlled part of the Idlib de-escalation zone of the operation on the next" destruction "of the former IG leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," said the spokesman for the department, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

He said that in recent days there have been no airstrikes from the United States or the Idlib coalition.

“We are not aware of any alleged assistance to the passage of American aircraft into the airspace of the Idlib de-escalation zone during this operation,” Konashenkov said.

At the same time, the official representative of the department drew attention to the conflicting details of Trump 's story about how the operation to destroy the militant went, the NSN reports.

"The increase in the number of direct participants and countries that allegedly took part in this" operation ", each with completely contradictory details, raise reasonable questions and doubts about its reality and all the more in success",

- he noted.

Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Hack also said that the UN does not have the ability to verify data on the elimination of the leader of the Islamic State. He noted that the organization is waiting for confirmation from the authorities in the Syrian region of liquidation.

The representative of the UN Secretary-General also added that the organization believes in the reliability of sources that claimed the destruction of al-Baghdadi, but the information requires official confirmation. “Any information must be confirmed by the authorities“ on the ground, ”Hack emphasized.

Soon, a spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow has no official confirmation of the elimination of al-Baghdadi. “No, we don’t have confirmation,” said a Kremlin spokesman.

Later, General Kenneth Mackenzie, the commander of the Central Command of the United States Armed Forces, explained at a press conference that the fact that al-Baghdadi was destroyed was confirmed by DNA analysis with absolute accuracy. Al-Baghdadi’s body is buried at sea, the US military added.

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