REPORT: ISIS chief, al-Baghdadi successor reportedly arrested in Iraq

MAY 21, 2020

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The ISIS terrorist tapped as a possible leader after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested in Iraq, according to state-run media.

“Today, the terrorist called Abdel Nasser Qardash, the candidate to succeed the criminal al-Baghdadi, has been arrested,” security services told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) on Wednesday, according to Egypt’s Sada El-Balad news.

The article goes on to state the following:

Qardash was behind bars after an intelligence-led operation, with no further details given, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency also said.

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