The US State Department has increased from $ 5 million to 10 million reward for information on the whereabouts of the new leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS, banned in the Russian Federation) Amir Mohammed Saeed Abdel Rahman al-Mawl, reports TASS.
In a statement, the agency notes that the terrorist, according to Washington, was involved in the killings and abductions of the Yezidis in Iraq, and also led various IS trips. The United States considers him the successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was previously the leader of the Islamic State.
According to The Guardian, Amir Mohammed Saeed was born in Iraq. In IG, he was one of the deputies of al-Baghdadi and a preacher. Said and al-Baghdadi met in 2004 at the American camp in Iraq – they were both prisoners. Sayyid’s brother lives in Turkey and is a member of the Iraqi Turkmen Front political movement.
On October 27, 2019, President of the United States Donald Trump announced the assassination of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as a result of a special operation by US forces in the Syrian province of Idlib. According to him, in addition to al Baghdadi, his henchmen and a significant number of militants were killed. Trump added that not a single US military was hurt.
The American president then expressed gratitude to Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq for their assistance in the operation. According to him, the Russian Federation has opened for the United States airspace over certain areas of Syria.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that they have no evidence of the death of al Baghdadi. In addition, on October 27 and earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense did not notice any strikes by American aircraft in the Syrian province of Idlib.