IS Names New Leader as it Confirms Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi’s Death

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Ibrahim Al-Qurashi, and named his successor. The IS group on Thursday in a statement announced that Abu Hasan Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi was the group’s new leader and “Caliph.”

Al-Qurashi, the former IS leader, blew himself up in early February during a US raid in northwest Syria.

US President Joe Biden said that as US forces approached Al-Quraishi in northwest Syria, he blew himself up, also killing members of his own family, including women and children. Al-Qurayshi’s death “removed a major terrorist threat to the world”, Biden said in that time.

Meanwhile, IS militants have intensified attacks in Syria, as on 6 March, the group attacked a military bus in the Palmyra desert, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 18 others.

On 4 March, three Syrian regime soldiers died again in east of Palmyra when the IS militants attacked a vehicle they were traveling in.


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