Iraq Intelligence Captures Islamic State Leader And Al-Baghdadi’s Potential Successor Abdul Nasser Qardash: ReportsAbdul Nasser Qardash (Pic via Twitter)

In a vital development, the Iraqi intelligence is said to have captured Abdul Nasser Qardash, said to be one of the possible successors to former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, reports Hindustan Times.

As per reports, the suspected terrorist was first identified by Iraqi Intelligence Agency as current ISIS commander Abu Ibrahim al-Qurashi, but the military later clarified that the person in custody was actually Abdul Nasser Qardash or Abdel Nasser Qirdash.

Qardash is believed to be the highest ranking ISIS terrorist to even be taken into custody. Iraqi intelligence also put out a photo of the capture terrorist.

The Islamic State had last year confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, days after US President Donald Trump said that the terrorist blew himself up during a raid by the American military.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement