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The second-in-command to Islamic State terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and spokesperson for the terrorist organization – Abu al-Muhajir – has been also been killed.

Al-Muhajir was considered the likely successor to al-Baghdadi in the case of his death.


US President Donald Trump officially confirmed al-Muhajir’s death in a tweet on Tuesday.

The terror spokesperson was killed overnight Monday in a US operation as he was being smuggled through the Syrian border in an oil tanker, according to a report by The New York Times.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also confirmed al-Muhajir’s death, saying he was among five Islamic State terrorists who were killed in a US-led operation backed by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.