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Trump: Islamic state’s replacement for al-Baghdadi killed

Trump: Islamic state’s replacement for al-Baghdadi killed
October 29
16:33 2019

President Donald Trump says the person expected to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as leader of the Islamic State is dead. 

Trump disclosed this via a tweet on Tuesday.

Al-Baghdadi was killed on Saturday during a raid by US troops in Syria.

Trump, however, did not disclose the identity of the individual whom he described as “number one replacement” for the IS leader.

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He also did not say when or how the person was killed.

“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops,” Trump wrote.

“Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!”

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Abdullah Qardash also known as “The Professor”,  a top legislator and policymaker in the terrorist group, is said to have taken over leadership following al-Baghdadi’s death.

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