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

Islamic State names new leader after Quraishi blew himself up when surrounded -sources
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AMMAN, Dec 1 (Reuters) – 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 U.S.-led coalition, and the first time an IS leader was killed in southern Syria, rather than the north.

Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi was killed in an operation carried out in Deraa, the southern province where Syria’s uprising first kicked off in 2011, according to those involved in the fighting as well as the U.S. military.

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