ANKARA

Daesh/ISIS will continue to propagate its ideological claim of a so-called worldwide caliphate after its leader’s death and declaration of a new “caliph” last week, experts said.

The Daesh terrorist group, also known as ISIS, on Thursday confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an audio statement.

In the recording released on Telegram messaging app channels close to Daesh, Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, the terror group’s so-called new spokesman, confirmed the deaths of Baghdadi and Daesh spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir.

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