US Confirms Death of Newly Instated Islamic State Leader of Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi

- 02 December 2022 20:05 WIB
Alepo Syiria 2017. (Photo/shutterstock.com)
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JAKARTADAILY.ID – Islamic State (IS) militant leader Abu al Hassan al Hashemi al Quraishi was killed in an operation carried out by the rebel Free Syrian Army.

US military said on Wednesday, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi, the newly selected IS leader, was killed in mid-October in Syria's Daraa province.

A US military spokesperson said no US military troops were involved in the operation.

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Earlier on Wednesday a spokesperson for the Islamic State, in an audio message posted on an affiliated Telegram channel, said that leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi was killed in the fighting.

The spokesman added that IS has selected Abu al-Husseini al-Quraishi as its new leader. He said Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi was killed while "fighting enemies of God", without elaborating.

No details about the new IS leader were given in the audio.

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The spokesman urged Islamic State members in all countries to pledge allegiance to the new leader, adding that "he is one of the loyal sons of the (Islamic) state."

Hassan Hassan, the author of a book on the Islamic State, said the group was diminished. "This doesn't mean the group is finished, but for now it is a shadow of its former self, they are hollowed out in terms of their leadership and their ability to carry out attacks," he said.

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