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New Daesh leader declared as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi
Daesh has declared a new leader after it confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi days earlier in a US raid in Syria, Metro reported. In an audio release by Daesh’s central media arm, al-Furqan Foundation, a new spokesman for Daesh identified the successor as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi – tracing his lineage, like al-Baghdadi, to the Prophet Mohammed’s Quraysh tribe.
Daesh leader paid rival for protection but was betrayed by his own
According to The New York Times, Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was able to hide out in an unlikely part of Syria, the base of a rival group, because he was paying protection money to its members, according to receipts for the payments recovered by researchers. While the rival group kept Mr. al-Baghdadi’s secret, he was ultimately betrayed by a close confidant, two American officials said Wednesday.
Pledges of allegiance to new Daesh leader trickle in as group rebounds from Al-Baghdadi’s death
In the hours and days following the announcement of Abu Ibrahim Al Quraishi as the new leader of Daesh, ‘wilayats’ or provinces began to pledge allegiance to him, reported The National. The oaths of allegiance, called Bay’ah, are a continuation of a wider push from Daesh groups to show cohesion in the wake of complete territory loss in Syria and Iraq in March said Raffaello Pantucci, a senior associate fellow and the Royal United Services Institute.
Mali attack kills 49 soldiers in north of the country
Militants in eastern Mali have killed 49 soldiers in an attack on a military post in Indelimane in the Menaka region, the army has said. This makes it one of the deadliest assaults of the past decade. Daesh said via its self-styled Amaq news outlet it was behind the attack, BBC reported. Mali has suffered violence since 2012, when Islamist militants took over the north. With the help of France, Mali’s army has recaptured the territory.
Turkey captures sister of slain Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Turkey has captured the elder sister of slain Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid in northwestern Syria, according to a senior Turkish official, Aljazeera reported. The official said on Monday that the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad was detained with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children in a trailer container she was living near the town of Azaz in Aleppo province.
The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in September 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment. Together, the Global Coalition is committed to degrading and ultimately defeating Daesh.
The Coalition’s 81 members are committed to tackling Daesh on all fronts, to dismantling its networks and countering its global ambitions. Beyond the military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the Coalition is committed to: tackling Daesh’s financing and economic infrastructure; preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders; supporting stabilisation and the restoration of essential public services to areas liberated from Daesh; and countering the group’s propaganda.