Multiple media sites reported on Wednesday that the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State has lost another commander.
According to the group’s statement, Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died “in warfare,” as reported by Reuters, AFP, and local media. IS claimed that al-Hasan killed a number of “enemies” before being killed “on the battlefield,” however it provided no information regarding the occasion or location of the incident, making it impossible to independently confirm the claim. Al-Hasan was the third IS leader to declare himself “caliph.” After his predecessor Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was killed in a US special force raid in February, he assumed leadership earlier this year. Supposed to be Abu Ibrahim’s potential successor, Abu Zeyd was a prominent IS leader who was apprehended by Turkish authorities in September.