Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s demise was extensively seen as a blow to ISIS (File Photo)

Beirut, Lebanon: 

The ISIS terror group on Thursday introduced the successor to its former chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who U.S. officers mentioned killed himself by detonating a suicide vest throughout a raid final week on his hiding place in northwest Syria.

A recording launched by ISIS’s media arm confirmed Baghdadi’s demise and named his successor as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qorashi.

“Do not rejoice, America, in killing Sheikh al-Baghdadi,” a spokesman mentioned on the recording, which was disseminated on the group’s social media channel. “Do you not realize that the [Islamic] State stands today at the doorsteps of Europe and Central Africa? Nay; it is expanding and persisting.”

The new chief was chosen by ISIS’s Consultative Council after they’d confirmed Baghdadi’s demise, the audio assertion mentioned. It didn’t give any particulars concerning the new chief however mentioned {that a} earlier spokesman for the group had additionally been killed within the U.S. raid.

“Do you not see how you have become the laughingstock of the nations,” it mentioned, addressing America. “Your destiny ruled by an old fool who goes to sleep with one opinion, and wakes with another?”

Baghdadi’s demise was extensively seen as a blow to the Islamic State, which swept throughout massive areas of Iraq and Syria starting in June 2014 and finally took management of territory the dimensions of Great Britain. The group, additionally known as ISIS, terrorized cities it dominated into submission and carried out assaults abroad underneath the management of Baghdadi, an Iraqi nationwide.

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