ISIS acknowledged the loss of life of its chief on Wednesday and confirmed his successor.
The group’s media affiliate al-Furqan printed an audio message by an ISIS spokesman saying the loss of life of its chief who was appointed in March.
“I announce and mourn for the Islamic state and the fighters of almighty Islamic state, (the absence) of the Amir of believers and the Calipha of the Muslims Abu al-Hasan al-Hashmi al- Qurayshi … he was killed whereas struggling towards the enemies’ of God,” spokesman Abu Omar al-Muhajer mentioned within the message launched Wednesday.
ISIS didn’t make it clear who killed the group commander or the place.
The group introduced his successor, who goes by Abu al-Husain al-Husaini al-Quraishi. Little is thought about him, however the group described him as an “previous fighter” with out mentioning any additional particulars.
The deceased chief was appointed by ISIS in March 2022 after US President Joe Biden introduced the loss of life of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi in a navy operation within the northwest of Syria.
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