Hassan Hassan writes “Wow, really: the ISIS leader I predicted would succeed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (see the tweet below from November) has reportedly been deputized by Baghdadi to run all ISIS, a grooming step. His name is Abdullah Qardash (same clan of Abu Ali al-Anbari/Qaduli, from Tal Afar again).”
“This was never reported or even discussed by ISIS watchers before. But after I read Anbari’s bio, intended initially to prepare him for the position of a caliph before he was killed, I noticed a pattern. I concluded that one name that kept coming up then would be the one.”
In a series of tweets;
Abdullah Qardash (عبدالله قرداش) is now important to watch.