President Donald Trump tweeted that American troops have taken out dead ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s “number one replacement.”

Trump did not name the person.

Officials and others have wondered who would take al-Baghdadi’s place at the top of ISIS. A raid over the weekend killed the leader, who led the terrorist group for years.

Reports indicated “The Destroyer” Abdullah Qardash may have taken the place of al-Baghdadi.

Qardash ran “day-to-day operations” of ISIS. He supposedly “took over” after troops killed al-Baghdadi.

The State Department on Monday confirmed ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir died “in Syria during an operation by U.S. forces in which the Syrian Democratic Forces also played a large role.”

 
 
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