03 Jul '18, 10pm

Baghdadi's son killed fighting Syrian and Russian forces, Islamic State says | FDD's Long War Journal

The Islamic State’s media channels have posted a graphic honoring the son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (also known as Ibrahim ‘Awwad Ibrahim ‘Ali al-Badri ) as a “martyr.” According to the text on the image, Hudhayfah al-Badri “was killed in an inghimasi operation against the Nusayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in” the Homs province. “Nusayriyyah” is a derogatory reference to Bashar al Assad’s regime and its Alawite supporters. The graphic did not indicate when Hudhayfah al-Badri was allegedly killed. Assuming the picture was current, al-Badri clearly was not an adult at the time of his death. The so-called caliphate regularly claims “inghimasi ” operations in Afghanistan , Syria and elsewhere. In general, inghimasis are well-trained guerrilla fighters who are prepared to die in battle. They are different from traditional suicide bombers in that they don’t...

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