ISIS confirmed the deaths of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and spokesman Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir in an audio message.

The terrorist group also named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new leader.

A U.S. raid led to al-Baghdadi’s death. Military dogs cornered him in a tunnel where he detonated a suicide vest.

He killed three of his children because he used them as a human shield.

President Donald Trump announced earlier this week troops eliminated al-Baghdadi’s top replacement. Trump did not name the man.

The world does not know much about al-Qurayshi. He claims he is a direct descendant from Prophet Muhammad.

Former Sunni scholars believed that lineage qualified a person to become “a caliph, the religious-political ruler of a caliphate.”

From The Washington Examiner:

His background or further information about him was not discussed in the recording, and his name has not been among those publicly discussed as replacements for Baghdadi since the raid.

“America, don’t you realize that the Islamic State is now at the forefront of Europe and West Africa? It is extended from the East to the West,” the recording reportedly says. “Don’t you see that you have become a laughing stock to the world. Your destiny is controlled by an old fool who goes to sleep with one opinion and wakes up with another. Do not celebrate or get arrogant.”

New spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurashi demanded “Muslims to swear allegiance to” al-Qurayshi.

The Pentagon released footage of the raid that killed al-Baghdadi.

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