Who is Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, IS Leader, Killed
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Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, the leader of Islamic State (IS), has been killed in the fighting, the group’s spokesman announced in an audio message posted on an affiliated Telegram channel.
The spokesman said al-Hashemi was killed while “fighting enemies of God” without elaborating.
IS announced al-Hashemi as its new leader in March after the death of its predecessor, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi.
Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi Age
His age is unclear.
Islamic State Leader Killed in Fighting
little recently, the group’s spokesman said in an audio released Wednesday. He gave no further details.
Al-Qurayshi is the second IS leader to be killed this year when the extremist group has been trying to rise again with its sleeper cells carrying out deadly attacks in Iraq and Syria. Its affiliate in Afghanistan also claimed attacks that killed dozens in recent months.
Little had been known about al-Qurayshi, who took over the group’s leadership following the death of his predecessor, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, in a U.S. raid in February in northwest Syria.
The death marked a blow to the group defeated in Iraq in 2017 and Syria two years later. The announcement by IS spokesman Abu Omar al-Muhajir came at a time when IS has been trying to carry out deadly attacks in parts of Syria and Iraq the extremists once declared a caliphate.
“He died fighting the enemies of God, killing some of them before being killed like a man on the battlefield,” al-Muhajir said.
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Al-Muhajir said that Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Hashemi was the group’s new leader.
“He is one of the veteran warriors and one of the loyal sons of the Islamic State,” al-Muhajir said. Little is also known about Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurayshi.
Asked in Washington about al-Hashemi’s death, the U.S. National Security Council spokesman, John Kirby, said: “We certainly welcome the news of the death of another ISIS leader. I don’t have any additional operational details at this time.”
Al-Qurayshi is the third leader to be killed since founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hunted down by the Americans in a raid in the northwest in October 2019.
No one claimed responsibility for the killing.