Son of IS chief Baghdadi killed in Syria suicide attack

Son of IS chief Baghdadi killed in Syria suicide attack
IS announced the son of the group's commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed when carrying out a suicide attack in rural Homs on Monday
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04 July, 2018
IS issued a picture of teenage-looking Hudaifah al-Badri [Twitter]
The Islamic State group announced on Tuesday evening the death of one of the sons of the organisation's commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he reportedly carried out a suicide attack against regime troops in rural Syria, according to The New Arab's correspondent.

The group's media outlet confirmed that Hudeifa al-Badri, the son of Baghdadi, was killed on Monday during an "inghimasi operation", meaning a suicide attack, against "Nusayriyyah and Russian groups", in a power station in rural Homs.

"Nusayriyyah" is an alternate term for the Alawite Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad. Alawites belong to an offshoot of Shiism and comprise much of the Syrian political elite.

The group issued an annoucement showing a picture of teenage-looking Hudhaifa al-Badri.

Parts of Homs still contain pockets of IS militants, and clashes frequently break out between the extremists and forces loyal to the Assad regime.