BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s successor was killed during the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) attack on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) headquarters near the border-city of Albukamal earlier this week, the commander of Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces, Jabbar al-Maamouri, told Baghdad Today.

“The Iranian shelling against specific pockets of Islamic State east of the Euphrates in Syria using missiles [a] few days ago targeted an important meeting for the so-called Islamic State’s war council, to which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was on [his] way,” Maamouri said, according to Iraqi News.

Baghdadi “was about to get killed in the shelling but he survived as he was a few minutes late for the meeting,” the Iraqi militia commander added.

The Iranian strikes did succeed in liquidating Ali al-Mashadani, Baghdadi’s deputy, as well as several other Islamic State leaders, according to Maamouri.

Mashadani was believed to be next in line to replace Baghdadi and considered one of the Islamic State’s highest ranking commanders before his death earlier this week.

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Peter Wallace
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That is very good news and very sad news. He does seem too be one very lucky man always being a couple of minutes late . As a side note was there a report the other day that the missile attack took place very very close too an American base which the Iranians were happy too demonstrate to the US their precision ability. If they were that close I wonder if , being neighbors , did they invite each other over for dinner on occasions. In fact were there any Americans present at the time seeing as it appears to… Read more »

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What we have here is Qassem Soleimani liquidating witnesses of links between IRGC and ISIS.
US don’t give a fück about Iranian weapons accuracy. My two cents Trump would be really pleased would an Iranian missile fall on US troops : no need a congress vote in such a case, Khamenei will become a dead man walking…

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Nestor Arapa

Baghdadi no había muerto como especulaban EE.UU. como Rusia, que decepcionante.

ErdoGollum
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Would be cooler if Iraqis caught him alive…
They’re not very lenient with ISIS and will be pleased to show him with the noose around his neck.

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Near to the americans, Baghdadi feels safer.

Daeshbags-Sux
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He’s as close to SAA, look at the map!
If he avoided the strike, it was thanks to an IRGC tip…

felipe
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Do you remember the word “moron”?

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And as it was Quds-Force who smuggled his predecessor Zarqawi into Iraq and also Mugniyeh who trained ISIS, you don’t need to be a genius so notice Qassem Soleimani footprint.

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Sweet, if true. Funny how close these terrorist operate to a US base in Syria.