Military officials believe that a man named Haji Abdullah is hiding under the pseudonym Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Kurashi. Representatives of the US military believe that they have revealed the identity of the current leader of the terrorist group “Islamic state,” who until now was known under the pseudonym Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Kurashi. The Islamic State announced the election of Kurashi as its new Caliph in October, days after the death of former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US operation, but his real identity remained in question.
Now the US is confident that Haji Abdullah is hiding under the alias Kurashi, a military spokesman told Free News on condition of anonymity. Abdullah, who was also known as Amir Muhammad Said Abdal Rahman al-Mawla, is a theologian who rose in the hierarchy of the Islamic state’s predecessor, al-Qaeda, in Iraq and eventually became one of Baghdadi’s top deputies. According to us intelligence officials, Abdullah was also one of the main organizers of the mass murder of members of the religious minority-the Yazidis. In addition, he was charged with overseeing some of the terrorist group’s global operations.