Islamic State announces successor to al-Baghdadi, vows revenge against US

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The United States is looking into the new leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to determine his role in the organisation and where he came from after a USA raid last month killed its former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Nathan Sales, the U.S. counter-terrorism coordinator, said on Friday (Nov 1).

US President Donald Trump has said on Twitter that he knows the identity of Daesh* terrorist group's new leader.

Aymenn al-Tamimi, a researcher at Swansea University focusing on Islamic Say, said the title became unknown but can even order over with a leading decide in Islamic Say known as Hajj Abdullah, whom the US Say Department had is named a that possibilities are you'll per chance be dangle of successor.

Earlier on Friday, Trump tweeted about the new leader.

During the raid, al-Baghdadi had attempted to flee the compound but he was chased into a dead-end tunnel by Conan before the terrorist set off an explosive vest, killing himself, two children and wounding the dog.

Baghdadi had been a top target for both the Trump and Obama administrations, and had a $25 million bounty placed on his head.

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Baghdadi's "caliph" title additionally ended in Quraishi.

A bearded man with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's appearance speaks in this screen grab taken from video released on April 29, 2019.

Baghdadi's spokesman, Abu Hassan al Muhajir, was killed in a follow-up operation in the northern Syrian town of Jarablus less than a day after the raid that killed Baghdadi.

"We know the successors", he said at the time.

Baghdadi, who led ISIS since 2014 and was the world's most wanted man, died in a United States special forces raid in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday.

"ISIS is trying to show its followers it respects that tradition, but Muslims more widely aren't likely to care very much, considering the wide violations of Islamic law that ISIS has clearly engaged with", Hellyer added.

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