The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced Tuesday that US troops also killed the "likely" successor of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi at the head of ISIS.
"I have just confirmed that the number one replacement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been terminated by American troops. Most likely, he would have taken over. He is now dead too!" Trump wrote on his Twitter account, without Give more details.
On Sunday, the main leader of ISIS (Islamic State), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, had died during an attack by the United States in the Syrian region of Idlib. Meanwhile, on Monday he reported on the death of Abú al Hassan al Muhajir, spokesman for the organization and pointed out as a potential successor to Al Baghdadi.RELATED
The Syrian Human Rights Observatory had reported that the attack was large-scale, with eight helicopters involved, and a balance of nine dead and several seriously injured. A dog that was recognized by Trump himself had also participated. He did not pronounce on the identity of the deaths.
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
According to Newsweek, the first media to confirm the attack, the main terrorist committed suicide by activating the explosive vest when he was cornered by American troops. CIA agents had facilitated its location.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, for whom the United States offered a reward of $ 25 million, had been hidden for five years. Only last April it could be seen in a video broadcast by ISIS-related media. He had not made a public or media appearance since July 2014, when he performed at the Mosque Grand Mosque.