ISIS spokesperson killed in raid following al-Baghdadi death: SDF

ISIS spokesperson killed in raid following al-Baghdadi death: SDF
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A spokesperson for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been killed in a Joint Special Operations Command raid by the U.S. and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Fighters (SDF), shortly after ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was also killed, an SDF official confirmed on Sunday.

SDF Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi announced on Twitter that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir had been targeted in an attack in the village of Ein al Baat on Sunday. Newsweek first reported the spokesman’s death. 

“Following the previous ops, a senior assistent for al- Bagdadi is called Abu Hesen al Mouhjir was targeted in a village named Ein al Baat near Jaraboul city, the mission was conducted via direct coordination of SDF Intel & US military apart the ongiong ops to hunt ISIS leaders,” Abdi said.

The Kurdish-led YPG forces also confirmed al-Muhajir’s death.

News of Al-Muhajir’s death came the day after al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military aid in Syria. President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE confirmed the ISIS leader’s death Sunday morning after reports circulated Saturday night about the raid. 

The ISIS leaders’ deaths come as Trump has received criticism for potentially giving ISIS an opening to reemerge after withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria.

Al-Muhajir was promoted to be the ISIS spokesman in 2016 after Abu Mohammad al-Adnani was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Aleppo.