Breaking: ISIS names new Leader, hours after al-Baghdadi’s death

Following the death of its erstwhile leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has named Abdullah Qardash (a.k.a. Hajji Abdullah al-Afari) as its new leader.

Al-Baghdadi died as a result of a US Special Forces operation in Syria’s Idlib province on Sunday.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

It is also officially known as the Islamic State and also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh

Quoting the Newsweek, Sputnik reports that Qardash had earlier been nominated by Baghdadi to run the group’s ‘Muslim affairs.’