US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the individual likely to be in line to replace Muslim State’s murdered leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has additionally been”terminated.”
“Merely confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one substitute was terminated by American troops. Most probably would have taken the best spot – Today he’s additionally Dead!” Trump tweeted.
Trump didn’t recognize the individual or provide more detail about how he had been murdered.
A leading Kurdish official stated Baghdadi’s spokesman and right-hand man, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, was killed Sunday in another raid in the village of Ain Al-Bayda.
It was uncertain if this was the individual Trump was speaking to in his conversation.
Mazloum Abdi, commander of this Kurdish-led SDF, had stated on Twitter which al-Muhajir was targeted at what he described as a”coordinated performance between SDF intelligence along with the US military.”
A Kurdish official on Monday said the SDF provided critical intelligence in the source who uttered Baghdadi’s home, bringing out panties that provided favourable DNA identification.