The succession of al-Baghdadi confirms AMNI’s control over ISIS’s leadership



The appointments at the head of ISIS, following the death of its “caliph”, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and its spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, confirm the growing control of AMNI, the former intelligence service of the Caliphate, over the terrorist organization’s governing bodies.

 


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Indeed, it is only known with certainty that two things about the new caliph, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashmi al-Quraysi, and Abu Hamza al-Quraysi, al-Muhajir’s successor as spokesman: On the one hand, they are not from the Shura of ISIS, but are historical of the AMNI. Moreover, as indicated by the war names by which they are designated, they claim – like al-Baghdadi – to be direct descendants of the Prophet.