ISIS chief captured: Iraq Intelligence Service ‘arrest candidate to succeed al-Baghdadi’

ISIS chief captured: Iraq Intelligence Service ‘arrest candidate to succeed al-Baghdadi’

Abdul Nasser Qardash, said to be one of the possible successors to former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been captured in Iraq. Iraq’s official news agency INA, reported that the National Intelligence Service announced the arrest of the candidate to succeed the terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

A security source told the publication the National Intelligence Service had managed to arrest the alleged Abdul Nasser Qirdash.

The terrorist had been high up in the organisation while Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was leader.

Writing on Twitter, Feras Kilani, Arabic Special Correspondent at the BBC, wrote: “In intentional play with the phrase ‘potential candidate to succeed Al-Baghdadi’ used by Iraqi intelligence, Abdul Nasser Qirdash, because of his importance, is not Abdullah Qirdash, the senior leader of the organization, and the latter is not from behind al-Baghdadi, but rather al-Qurashi, whose name is Amir Muhammad Abd al-Rahman al-Salabi, which was confirmed by Washington.

“The matter seems to have a direct relationship to internal accounts, as the intelligence service is still affiliated with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, although information confirms that he has been in detention for some time and is being questioned, perhaps before the formation of the government that was announced a few days ago.

Hassan Hassan, author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, wrote on Twitter: “He’s not the leader of Isis, he was part of the delegated committee.

“He was just handed over to the Iraqis by the Syrians and Americans.”

Member of the Iraq Advisory Council, Husham Alhashimi, also took to Twitter and wrote: “Soon a dialogue with the last head of the commissioned committee in ISIS before the killing of al-Baghdadi, who is detained by the Iraqi security services, a data bank and a witness to al-Qaeda and ISIS since 2007, he held high positions in al-Qaeda and ISIS, most notably his leadership in eastern Syria 2011-2019, and he is one of the most mainstream Tightened inside ISIS.”

al-Baghdadi rose to prominence in ISIS after his detainment with Al Qaeda commanders at the American Camp Bucca, in Iraq.

He would become directly involved in ISIS’s atrocities and human rights violations including the genocide of Yazidis in Iraq, extensive sexual slavery, organized rape, floggings, and systematic executions.

He directed terrorist activities and massacres as well as embracing brutality as part of the organization’s propaganda efforts, producing videos displaying executions via hacking, stoning, and burning.

Back in October, al-Baghdadi killed himself by detonating a suicide vest during the Barisha raid, killing two children in the process.

On October 31 2019, ISIS confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, and named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi as his replacement.

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Published at Wed, 20 May 2020 19:29:00 +0000