ISIS-linked terror groups in Egypt and Bangladesh pledge allegiance to new ISIS terrorist-in-chief
ISIS affiliate terror group Sinai Province posted pictures of around two dozen Muslim terrorists standing among trees, with a caption saying they were pledging allegiance to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi.
Following ISIS in Sinai, also ISIS in Bangladesh pledged allegiance to the new terror group leader.
Quraishi was named on Thursday in an audio message that also confirmed Baghdadi’s death and vowed revenge against the United States.
The statement called on the group’s terrorists to pledge allegiance to the new leader, whose title indicates that he claims descent from the tribe of prophet muhammad.
Terrorist al-Qurayshi is also known as “Hajji Abdullah al-Afari” and “the Professor”. He was said to have been nominated by the now-eliminated al-Baghdadi to run the group’s ‘Muslim Affairs’ in a widely-circulated statement attributed to ISIS’ official Amaq news outlet.
Little is known about al-Qurayshi, who once served under Saddam Hussein.
Hundreds of Muslim terrorists have been eliminated by the Egyptian army, backed by police and other security forces since it launched a wide-scale operation in February 2018 aimed at eradicating terrorists, mostly members of ISIS or related Muslim terror groups in the Sinai peninsula. The operation is still ongoing.