Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State, has been officially labeled a specially designated global terrorist. Al-Mawla took control after his predecessor, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, killed himself when cornered during a raid in 2019. The new label prohibits any American from having any interaction with the terrorist leader, as well as interests in property and business. Al-Mawla was also a member of Al Qaeda in Iraq where he helped lead the abduction, killing and trafficking of Yazidi religious minorities throughout the country. The State Department also commented that they are making progress against ISIS and will continue to destroy their networks throughout the world.