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Islamic State Founder al-Baghdadi's 'Number One Replacement' Killed by US Forces: Donald Trump

Trump's announcement comes two days after he declared that al-Baghdadi had died in a raid during US special forces in northwest Syria, in a major blow to the jihadist group.

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Updated:October 30, 2019, 5:53 PM IST
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Islamic State Founder al-Baghdadi's 'Number One Replacement' Killed by US Forces: Donald Trump
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Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said in a tweet that Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "number one replacement" had been killed by American troops in raids by security forces.

Trump did not identify the person or give more detail on how he was killed, but the US on Monday confirmed the killing of Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, IS spokesperson and a high-ranking figure within the jihadi group.

A top Kurdish official said Baghdadi's spokesman and right-hand man, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, was killed on Sunday in a separate raid in the village of Ain Al-Baydah. It was unclear if that was the person Trump was referring to in his tweet.

Mazloum Abdi, commander of the Kurdish-led SDF, 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 was carried out a day after US commandos stormed Baghdadi's hideout in northwestern Syria.

Trump's announcement came two days after he declared that al-Baghdadi had died in a raid during US special forces in northwest Syria, in a major blow to the jihadist group.

Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by igniting a suicide vest, Trump had said in a televised address from the White House on Sunday. Test results from the aftermath of the raid had positively identified Baghdadi, he said.

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