- The ISIS have confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Bhagdadi.
- Hashimi was leading judge of IS and head of Sharia committee.
- The spokesperson of the terrorist organization have issued warning against US, whose President announced the death of Bhagdadi.
- In an audio statement by Abu Hamza al Qurashi, death of former spokesperson Abu Hassan-Al-Muhajir has also been confirmed.
The ISIS have confirmed the death of its leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi in a statement recorded on Thursday.
“We mourn you…commander of the faithful,” said Abu Hamza-al-Quraishi-the new spokesperson of the terrorist organization.
Baghdadi who was serving as the leader of ISIS since 2014, was the world’s most wanted man and was assassinated in US special forces’ raid in Syria’s north-western province of Idlib.
The group also confirmed the death of former spokesperson, Abu Hassan Al-Muhajir in another raid that took place the next day.
“The Islamic State shura council convened after the martyrdom of Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the elders of the warrior agreed stated the seven- minute long message.
There’s not much information about Hashimi, whose name has been mentioned as possible successor of the terrorist organization, whenever the death of Baghdadi was reported in recent years.
“We don’t know much about him except that he is the leading judge of IS and heads the Sharia committee(Islamic Law), said Hisham-al-Hashemi, an Iraqi expert on IS.
The IS spokesperson has warned United States, whose President Donald Trump announced Baghdadi’s death in a televised address from the White House.
“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way, Trump said.
In an audio statement, the current spokesperson of ISIS called Trump as a crazy old man and stated that they would avenge their chief’s death.
“Don’t rejoice America, the new chosen one will make you forget the horror you have beholden…and make the achievements of Baghdadi days taste sweet.”
He also referred to an earlier call by the head-honcho fit for the thousands of IS fighters captured in Syrian and Iraqi prisons to be released.
Syrian Kurdish forces run prisons in northeastern province of Syria where 12,000 suspects have been imprisoned.
Most of them are Iraqi and Syrian but there are people hailing from over 50 countries.
With aerial and logistical assistance of an international coalition headed by the United States, forces of Iraq and Syria have wrested back all the territories lost to ISIS in 2014.
Fighters of IS group had invaded most of the parts of Sunni heartland of Iraq and Syria to declare a “caliphate” that further expanded to reach the size of Great Britain.
Years of battle led to elimination of IS’ declared territorial “caliphate”, that ended in an experiment which saw a organized administration with their own currency, school textbooks, and also started levying taxes.
The collapse of organization in the eastern province of Baghouz in Syria, the community went underground to continue the destruction.
A recent Turkish invasion that targeted the Kurdish forces that wage war against the terrorist organization in Baghouz has created havoc in Syria, whose map is currently being redrawn.
IS has very horizontal structure, analysts say, and the impact of dismemberment strike may be more symbolic than operational, leaving the group’s brand and efficiency as an insurgent group intact.