Likely Successor to Dead ISIS Leader Also Reported Killed

epa07919511 Afghan security officials patrol in Enjil district of Herat, Afghanistan, 14 October 2019. The government now controls less than 60 percent of Afghan territory amid gains for the Taliban, who governed the country for several years prior to the US invasion in October 2001. EPA-EFE/JALIL REZAYEE

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Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, spokesman of the Islamic State, is believed to have been killed a day after the American raid that left the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead.

Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, was being smuggled across northern Syria in the back of an oil tanker truck when it was hit by what witnesses said they believed to be an American airstrike, according to Hussein Nasser, an activist who said he had spoken to people at the scene.

Mazlum Abdi, the head of a Kurdish-led militia that fought the Islamic State with the United States, wrote on Twitter that Mr. al-Muhajir had been killed on Sunday in an operation coordinated between his forces and the United States.

American officials could not immediately confirm the reports that Mr. al-Muhajir had been killed.


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