The Islamic State spokesman, a man poised to become the next terror leader of the group, was killed in Syria by U.S. forces, according to the U.S. State Department.
Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir was considered “number two” to leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a senior State Department official told Fox News. Al-Baghdadi was also killed in a separate U.S. attack in another border town on Saturday night.
“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!”
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
Gen. Mazloum Abdi, the top Kurdish leader for the Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted to confirm the attack: “Following the previous ops, a senior assistant for al-Bagdadi is called Abu Hesen al Mouhjir was targeted in a village named Ein al Baat near Jaraboul city, the mission was conducted via direct coordination of SDF Intel & US military apart the ongoing ops to hunt ISIS leaders.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported Muhajir’s death, saying he was traveling in a convoy when he was killed.
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Source: Christian Headlines