A spokesman for the gang mentioned its chief Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, was once killed ‘in fight with enemies of God’.
The ISIL chief Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once killed in a struggle just lately, the armed crew’s spokesman mentioned in an audio launched with out elaborating at the date of his demise or the instances.
Al-Hashimi, an Iraqi, died “combating the enemies of God killing”, Abu Omar al-Muhajer, the spokesman, mentioned on Wednesday, as he introduced the gang’s new chief as Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi.
“He is without doubt one of the veteran warriors and probably the most unswerving sons of the Islamic State [of Iraq and the Levant],” al-Muhajer mentioned.
Little were identified about al-Quraishi, who took over the gang’s management following the demise of his predecessor, Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi, in a US raid in February in northwest Syria’s Idlib province. Not one of the al-Quraishis is thought to be comparable.
The demise marked a blow to the armed crew that was once defeated in Iraq in 2017 and in Syria two years later. However sleeper cells of the armed crew nonetheless perform assaults in each nations.
The ISIL (ISIS) crew declared its so-called “caliphate” in 2014 after conquering huge swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. The gang has been seeking to crew within the two nations in fresh months.
“We indubitably welcome the inside track of the demise of some other ISIS chief. I don’t have any further operational main points to supply right now,” mentioned the spokesman for the USA Nationwide Safety Council, John Kirby.
Al-Quraishi is the 3rd chief to be killed since founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was once killed in Syria’s Idlib through the American citizens in 2019.
The United States leads an army coalition comprising Syrian Democratic Forces in its struggle in opposition to ISIL in northeastern Syria.
Turkey in September mentioned safety forces had arrested a “senior govt” of ISIL referred to as Abu Zeyd, whose actual title was once Bashar Khattab Ghazal al-Sumaidai.
Turkish media mentioned there have been some indications Sumaidai may had been the ISIL chief, Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.