Monday 12 October 2015

Baghdadi wants ex-Iraq army officers to lead group

Ex-Iraq army officers to lead group, wants ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

It is reported by the media that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, one of the world's most wanted men, is counting on veteran jihadis and former Iraqi army officers who form the core of the militant movement to take over if he is killed.

New questions arose over Islamic State's leadership structure and who might succeed Baghdadi after Iraq's military said on Sunday air strikes had hit a convoy carrying him, though Iraqi security officials later denied this. Baghdadi, who rarely appears in public and delivers few audio speeches,
makes the vast majority of decisions, including which of the group's enemies should be killed.
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Source: DNA India

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