ISIS announces appointment of a new leader in place of Abul Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi

Sunday 4 December 2022 - 11:58

ISIS’s media affiliate al-Furqan published an audio message by an ISIS spokesman titled “So they kill and are killed “, announcing the death of Abul Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi. The ISIS spokesman, Abu Omar al-Muhajer, named the new ISIS leader as Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi.

The audio message did not make it clear who killed the group commander or where, but according to a Syrian military source, Abul Hasan al-Hashemi who goes by the aliases “Abdul Rahman al-Iraqi” and “Sif Baghdad” was killed in the north of Jassim, located in Daraa province after the conflict with the Syrian security forces and local armed groups.

It is said that Abul Hasan al-Hashemi blew himself up with a suicide belt after the Syrian security forces encircled him.

After the release of the audio message, CENTCOM spokesman Colonel Joe Buccino announced in a statement that the leader of ISIS was killed in an operation conducted by The Free Syrian Army in Daraa province located in southern Syria. No further details have been mentioned in this statement.

It is worth mentioning that considering the previous measures of ISIS and operations such as “Al-Tha’ar al-Sheikheen” which was carried out in revenge for the killing of its former leaders (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza Al-Qurashi), it is likely that this terrorist group will take a series of retaliatory measures in the areas under its control, especially in Syria and Iraq.

A video that is said to be related to the clashes between the Syrian security forces and Abul Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi, the former leader of ISIS, in the city of Jassim, located in Daraa province
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