The Islamic State group promises to “avenge” the death of its leader killed in February

The terrorist organization also called on its supporters on Sunday to take advantage of the war in Ukraine to resume their attacks in Europe. Article written by Published on 04/18/2022 11:17 Updated on 04/18/2022 11:35 Reading time: 1 min. Daesh wants to continue spreading terror. The jihadist organization Islamic State (EI) promised, Sunday, April 17, to “avenge” its leader who died in February. “We announce, relying on God, a blessed campaign to take revenge” for the death of Abu Ibrahim Al-Hachimi Al-Qurachi, a spokesperson for the group said in an audio statement broadcast on Telegram. IS also calls on its supporters to resume their attacks in Europe by seizing the “opportunity” of the “crusader fight”, in reference to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. On February 3, the United States announced the death of the leader of the organization, who blew himself up during an operation by American special forces in a region under the control of jihadists, in the north-west of the Syria. His death was confirmed by the organization on March 10. After a meteoric rise in 2014 in Iraq and neighboring Syria and the conquest of vast territories, the IS saw its self-proclaimed “caliphate” overthrown under the blow of successive offensives in these two countries, respectively in 2017 and 2019. Islamic State “maintains a largely covert presence in Iraq and Syria and is waging a sustained insurgency on both sides of the border between the two countries,” according to a UN report released last year. In these two countries, the jihadist organization would keep “in all 10,000 active fighters”, according to the same source. IS has also claimed responsibility for attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and affiliated jihadist groups also operate in Africa. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link