المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS acknowledges the killing of al-Baghdadi and al-Muhajir

The “Islamic State” organization acknowledged the killing its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and ISIS spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, announcing Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its leader and Baghdadi’s successor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published last Sunday, that it learned that the 8 helicopters that took-off from “Sarin” airport in Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city; are the helicopters that carried out the attack on leader of the “Islamic State” Organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi early this morning.

Sources of the Syrian Observatory said that “the 8 helicopters took-off from “Sarin” airport in a straight line between the Turkish – Syrian border, over Jarabulus city, al-Rai, Azaz, Afrin, until Idlib countryside in Barisha village”. The sources added: “there is information that the anti-terrorism forces of the Syria Democratic Forces intelligence participated in the operation, also 3 of the 8 helicopters were carrying members of the anti-terrorism forces of the SDF, they also mainly participated in the raids and in carrying out the operation of targeting al-Baghdadi, amid a secrecy about their participation due to the Turkish sensitivities towards the participation of SDF forces in the operation.

And according to information obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the remains of al-Baghdadi’s body after he blew himself up were transferred to the Iraqi base, “Ayn al-Assad”, and the SOHR also revealed the killing of ISIS members, 35 persons, where the ISIS spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, is believed to be among them.

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