Late Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: Reuters

We know who Islamic State’s new leader is, Donald Trump says

  • Isis earlier confirmed the death of its leader Baghdadi and named his replacement as Hashimi
  • However, US officials did not give any more details
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Late Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: Reuters
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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley hold a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday. Photo: AFP

Kurd spy stole Isis leader Baghdadi’s underpants for DNA test before sea burial

  • Syrian Democratic Forces also claim they played a key role in tracking down Baghdadi to a compound in northern Syria
  • Isis leader’s body dumped at sea at secret location, similar to 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden
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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley hold a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday. Photo: AFP
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