The group also announced that a successor will be introduced soon. This is an end to long months of suspicions over the fate of Baghdadi who was recurrently reported killed but never affirmed.
The news was quoted by a local source explaining a short statement was made in the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul by ISIS forces. The statement confirmed “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death without adding further details except stressing an imminent declaration of a successor and a call upon fighters to remain resilient.”
Following the announcement, Alsumaria News’s sources reported that chaos broke out in Tal Afar. An internal fight started between Baghdadi’s loyalists and other groups which led to massive arrests.
Although no official Iraqi still confirmed the statement, ISIS yesterday’s reserving the ban over talking about Baghdadi’s death proves the truth of the statement. ISIS has executed a preacher and a close ally of Baghdadi for promptly talking …