“Islamic State on Thursday [8/3/2023] confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Hussein al-Husseini al-Quraishi, and named Abu Hafs al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as his replacement, the group’s spokesperson said in an undated recording published on its Telegram channel.

It appeared to be the militant group’s first official announcement on his fate since Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said in April that Turkish intelligence forces had killed him in Syria.

Islamic State, a shadow of the organization that once ruled a third of Iraq and Syria, gave no details about the new leader.”

– Voice of America, “Islamic State Confirms Death of Its Leaders, Names Replacement,” voanews.com, August 3, 2023