Islamic State names new leader after Quraishi blew himself up when surrounded -sources

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Islamic State names new leader after Quraishi blew himself up when surrounded - sources
First time US-led coalition not involved in killing IS leader
By REUTERS
Published: DECEMBER 1, 2022

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has appointed a previously unknown figure as its head after its leader blew himself up in October while being besieged by former anti-government rebels in southern Syria, those involved in the clash told Reuters. IS selected Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Quraishi as its new leader, a spokesman for the group said in a recording. He did not offer further details on the new leader. It was both the first time IS's top leader was killed in an operation that did not involve the US-led coalition, and the first time an IS leader was killed in southern Syria, rather than the north.

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