Trump insists a top expected replacement of Baghdadi was also killed by US troops

The President of the United States, Donald Trump has disclosed on Tuesday that the person who would have likely replaced Islamic State’s slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was also “terminated.”

According to Trump in a tweet, “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!”.

He did not specifically mention the person’s name or even give more detail on how he was terminated.

But an information made public by a top Kurdish official revealed that Baghdadi’s spokesman and very close person, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, was killed Sunday in a separate raid in the village of Ain Al-Baydah.

However, It was not certain if the person Trump was referring to in his tweet, fits into the above description.

The commander of the Kurdish-led SDF, Mazloum Abdi, had said on Twitter that al-Muhajir was targeted in what he described as a “coordinated operation between SDF intelligence and the US army.”

That raid according to him was carried out a day after US military forces stormed Baghdadi’s hideout in northwestern Syria, during when the ISIS founder as narrated by Trump detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three children, as he was being chased into a dead-end tunnel.

An official of the Kurdish State on Monday also said the SDF provided crucial intelligence from a source who infiltrated Baghdadi’s house, bringing out underwear that provided positive DNA identification.

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