Iraqi security officials announced the detention of a ISIS deputy leader, RIA Novosti reporter referring to Iraqi security press service.
Abu Khaldoun was hiding in a rented apartment, where he lived under false documents under the name Shaalyan Obaid.
The elimination of al-Baghdadi was announced by US President Donald Trump on October 27. According to him, the American special forces conducted a special operation in the Syrian province of Idlib. The terrorist blew up the suicide bomber’s belt.
Trump also thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq for their help. However, the Russian Defense Ministry noted that they did not have reliable information about the destruction of the leader of the terrorists.
The ISIS Iater confirmed the liquidation of al-Baghdadi and even appointed a successor.