President Donald Trump stated Friday the USA understands the Islamic State team’s new chief is, since the United States pledged to maintain”unrelenting” strain about the extremists.
“ISIS includes a new leader. We all know precisely who he is!” Trump tweeted, less than a week following having a US-led commando bomb killed the band’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Islamic State on Thursday affirmed Baghdadi’s departure and called his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi.
Nevertheless, little is understood about Hashimi, whose name was rarely mentioned as a potential successor the multiple occasions that Baghdadi was reported killed in the past several decades.
Nathan Sales, ” the State Department counterterrorism coordinator, given no specifics on Hashimi when asked by reporters, stating the United States had been”looking to the pioneer, his function, the company where he came out.”
“We shall continue to subject which business into unrelenting counterterrorism pressure with all of the tools of federal power,” Sales said.
“We’ll throw the team no matter that its leadership cadre is,” he explained.
Baghdadi, who headed IS because 2014 and has been the world’s most wanted man, died in a US special forces raid in Syria’s northwestern state of Idlib on Sunday.
Islamic State also affirmed the killing in a different raid the subsequent day of their group’s preceding spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir.
The announcement said the jihadist group’s legislative and consultative body convened following the 48-year-old Iraqi-born jihadist primary’s death and”consented” to a replacement.