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New Leader Of ISIS Led Genocide Against Yazidis


The Times

New Isis leader Mawli led genocide against Yazidis

by David Rose, Beirut

The new leader of Islamic State was officially named last night as a former member of al-Qaeda in Iraq who led the torture and slaughter of thousands of Yazidis.

Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli, a former officer in Saddam Hussein’s army, was placed on the official blacklist of terrorists by the US government — with a $5 million reward offered for information leading to his capture.

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, announced that al-Mawli was named leader of Isis in late October, days after a raid by US commandos killed the group’s self-styled “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Read more: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/new-isis-leader-mawli-led-genocide-against-yazidis-lkvmkt6k9