The U.S. knows “almost nothing” about the man who has succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to lead the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.
The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the individual “appears to be a nobody” after Daesh named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new leader. The name is a nom de guerre, or kunya.
U.S. President Donald Trump said after Baghdadi’s Oct. 26 killing by U.S. forces in northern Syria that Washington knows “exactly who he is!”
The president did not provide any identifying information, however, and the