POTUS: Likely al-Baghdadi Successor Killed During U.S. Operation

President Trump confirmed Tuesday the likely successor to former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a U.S. operation, dealing another major blow to the transnational terror group.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military had killed the person who likely would have succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of Islamic State.

“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Most likely would have taken the top spot.”

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