Donald Trump Says The US Knows The New Leader Of ISIS – 11/01/2019

President Donald Trump again chose Twitter to ensure on Friday that the United States knows the new leader of the Islamic State (EI) group, who succeeds Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who died during a US-led operation.

"ISIS (EI) has a new leader. We know exactly who he is!" Trump tweeted from his official account. Meanwhile, US officials gave no further details.

ISIS has a new leader. We know exactly who he is!

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– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019

EI previously confirmed the death of its leader in Baghdadi in a statement and assured that his replacement was Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al Quraishi. Little is known about this new leader, whose name has rarely been mentioned as a possible successor in the various opportunities in which Baghdadi's death was falsely reported.

Baghdadi, who has led the Islamic State since 2014 and was the most wanted man in the world, died Sunday in a US special forces operation in Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

The Islamic State also confirmed the murder in another raid the day after the group's spokesman, Abu Hassan al Muhajir. In a statement, the jihadist group said its legislative and advisory body met after the death of its boss and "agreed" on a replacement.

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