US has killed al-Baghdadi's 'number one, Trump says
The man most likely to succeed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to helm the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group has been killed by American forces, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
"Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!"
HE MAY BE REFERRING DAESH SPOKESMAN ABU HASAN AL-MUHAJIR
The president did not specify who the individual was, nor give any details on the mission that led to his death. A US official who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity said Trump was referring to Daesh/ISIS spokesman Abu Hasan al-Muhajir.
His death was first reported by multiple American media organizations Monday. Al-Muhajir was reportedly killed in an attack in northern Syria, with some media reports ascribing his death to an airstrike.
Trump announced al-Baghdadi's death on Sunday following a late-night special operation raid in northwestern Syria's Idlib province.