ISIS confirms the death of his & # 39; caliph & # 39; and appoints Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as his new chief, because it warns America & # 39; not to rejoice & # 39; in the death of his leadership
ISIS has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after the self-proclaimed & # 39; caliph & # 39; died during a raid of special US troops in Syria last weekend.
In an audio statement today, the terror group named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new leader.
The jihadists also confirmed the death of their former spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir in a separate operation.
Today's message is ISIS 'first official statement since Donald Trump announced Baghdad's death five days ago.
The extremists warned America not to & # 39; rejoice & # 39; in the death of two high ISIS figures.
ISIS has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (photo) after the self-proclaimed & # 39; caliph & # 39; died during a raid of special US troops in Syria last weekend
Warning that ISIS was not limited to the Middle East, the terrorists vowed that their extremist & # 39; mission & # 39; would continue.
ISIS fanatics were also urged to heed Baghdad's words in his last recorded message in September when he urged his followers to release prisoners from ISIS.
On Telegram, a messaging service, the Amaq news agency associated with ISIS has continued to post claims of attacks in the Middle East.
Baghdadi died after fleeing through a network of underground bunkers and tunnels that tore through the compound in Syria, Trump revealed on Sunday.
The terrorist leader wore a suicide jacket and dragged three children along while fleeing the American troops.
Trump said that as American troops and their dogs approached, the militant & whining and crying and screaming all the way & # 39; went to his death.
& # 39; He reached the end of the tunnel while our dogs chased him, & # 39; said Trump. & # 39; He has lit his vest and killed himself and the three children. & # 39;
The operation against Baghdadi has already led to fear of revenge attacks by supporters of the terrorist leader.
A military operation led by Kurdish hunters in the Syrian Democratic Forces reduced the so-called & # 39; caliphate & # 39; from Baghdad earlier this year to nothing.
However, Baghdadi was generally seen as a figurehead rather than a daily leader and his followers are still capable of attacking.
Small units of hunters have since gone underground and continued to carry out guerrilla-like attacks in the region.
Security has been tightened in ISIS prisons in northern Syria, where Kurdish guards & # 39; very alert & # 39; would be.
Baghdadi had urged his followers in the last weeks of his life to break ISIS fanatics out of prison.
There is also fear that & # 39; sleeping cells & # 39; Reprisals will be performed around the world, and Britain and France have both stepped up security.
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