Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi leader of the militant Islamic State group has been killed in the conflict.
ISIS has declared that its commander Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi had been killed in the combat in a statement released on Wednesday. The terrorist organization also announced a replacement leader for the deceased leader.
Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi who was born in Iraq was reportedly killed during a battle, according to an Isis official, who did not provide the exact date or circumstances of his death.
The new commander of ISIS was announced by a spokesperson in an audio message as Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi.
He said that the new commander was a “veteran jihadist” and demanded all organizations affiliated with ISIS declare their allegiance. He gave no additional information about the new leader.
ISIS seized a large area of land in 2014 after rising to prominence quickly in Iraq and Syria but it also saw its self-proclaimed caliphate crumble as a result of an upsurge in hostility and bloodshed.
ISIS was destroyed in Syria and Iraq in 2017 but the extremist group’s sleeper cells are still conducting strikes in both countries.