New Delhi, Feb 04: The head of the Islamic State, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was declared dead by the United States following a raid. His killing is an important signal as the man also known as the Destroyer was involved in the mass killing of Yazidis before he took over the Islamic State following the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
Qurashi was a low key personality and hardly came under the radar of the Intelligence Agencies. However once he took over the agencies learnt more about him and the US had placed a 10 million USD bounty on his head.
Qurashi was a right hand man to Baghdadi and was largely involved in the policy making of the outfit.