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Will China Finally ‘Offload’ Its Hefty US Debt?
China remains the world’s second-largest holder of US treasuries, standing at about $1.08 trillion. Japan is number one, with $1.26 trillion in US debt.
Growing tensions between the US and China over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally prompt Beijing to “use its more than $1 trillion hoard” of American Treasuries “as financial leverage against the US”, the website Market Watch reports.

The potential scenario could take place as the US Federal Reserve System is dealing with unprecedented measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Fed had already almost zeroed the key rate and launched a programme of unlimited purchase of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities.

In the first quarter, over two trillion dollars were poured into the national economy to help it stay afloat in the face of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact.

In this context, CNBC cited analysts from Standard Chartered Bank as saying in late May that the Fed could finally take its benchmark funds rate into negative territory in case of a “disappointing economic rebound and exhaustion of other policy options”, something that may be used as a last resort.

The Fed is expected to announce its decision on the key rate on 10 June, with speculation already swirling that a below-zero rate may ultimately result in the dollar's devaluation, which may in turn prompt investors to turn away from relying on the US national currency.
Сhina Reportedly Mulls Slashing ‘Vast Holdings’ of US Treasuries

The Standard Chartered Bank analysts’ remarks came after the newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Beijing may decide to cut “its vast holdings of US Treasury securities” in the next few months in response to bilateral trade tensions and Washington’s accusations of COVID-19 coming from a Chinese biolab.

The newspaper cited unnamed White House sources as saying that in order to tackle the coronavirus fallout, Washington may finally cancel “some or all of the nearly US$1.1 trillion debt that the United States government owes China”.

The SCMP also referred to Cliff Tan, East Asian head of global market research at the Japanese bank MUFG, who called the scenario “such a crazy idea that anyone who has made it should really have their fitness for office reconsidered”.

“We view this as largely a political ploy for [US President Donald Trump’s] re-election and a cynical one because it would destroy the financing of the US federal budget deficit”.

Iris Pang, Greater China chief economist at ING Bank, in turn, suggested that Beijing would try to shun swiftly offloading its US government debt without mulling over other punitive measures against Washington.

Pang predicted that in the next few months, China may halt its Treasury purchases “to send a clear signal of its intentions; if it decides to do that, it could make actual sales [of its other holdings] at a later date”.

The SCMP noted in this vein that China is able “to spark a crash in the US dollar and financial markets by flooding the market with US Treasuries for sale, which would push down US bond prices and cause yields to spike”.

This scenario, however, “would also ignite a global financial catastrophe, hurting China as well”, according to the newspaper.

The US Treasury Department has, meanwhile, indicated in its report that China’s Treasury holdings plummeted to $1.09 trillion in February from a peak of US$1.32 trillion in November 2013. Beijing is currently the world’s second-largest foreign holder of US Treasuries after Japan, which has $1.26 trillion in US debt.

Busted? Secret Client 'Made Indian Tech Firm Spy on Foreign Gov’t Officials, Businessmen For Years'
New Delhi (Sputnik): For the last seven years, an Indian IT firm called BellTrox, based in the capital city New Delhi, has been assisting a private client – something which has now landed it in hot water for allegedly being part of hacking attacks targeting prominent Americans, Europeans, Mexicans, French, and South Africans.

BellTrox Infratech, founded in 2013 by a young tech entrepreneur named Sumit Gupta, has been called out by the Toronto-based web whistleblower Citizen Lab for supposedly targeting government officials, business biggies, politicians, lawyers, and environmentalists from around the world.

Citizen Labs first started investigating the leads in 2018 after getting in touch with former BellTrox employees and online evidence.

"This is one of the largest spy-for-hire operations ever exposed", Reuters quoted Citizen Lab researcher John Scott-Railton as saying on Tuesday. He also shared some info about the alleged hack attack on Twitter.

They Couldn't Care Less: Swedish Authorities are Leaving Elderly COVID Patients to Die, Doctor Says
by Ekaterina Blinova
Despite Swedish health authorities' assertions that the COVID situation is largely under control and that the country's strategy has proven "good", the total number of deaths tells a different story, says Swedish medical doctor Jon Tallinger, explaining why over 90% of those deceased are elderly Swedes.

Sweden's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell deems that Sweden's way of handling the coronavirus pandemic was "right", admitting, however, that the country failed to protect its elderly.

"We knew that group was very vulnerable and that we would have a high mortality rate if they were infected", he said in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter earlier this month. "But we didn't know that the infection would get in so easily and be so extensive".
How Swedish Elderly Were Denied Intensive Care

As of 9 June, Sweden's COVID-related death toll amounts to 4,717 people, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre. More than 90% of those deceased are Swedes over 60 years old, with the highest number of deaths being among individuals in the age group above 80 (over 66%). As the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare confirms, 50% of elderly fatalities occurred in the country's nursing homes, while another quarter received home help services.

Meanwhile, the Swedish Intensive Care Registry's data indicates that of 2,248 coronavirus patients who have so far received treatment in intensive care units (ICU), only 108 (or 4.8%) have been those aged over 80. One might wonder as to why the most vulnerable group has received the least care.

Jon Tallinger, a Swedish general practitioner (GP) and human rights activist, has an explanation for this: according to him, the country's authorities have knowingly abandoned old Swedes.

"A lot of elderly in homes for the elderly are denied basic healthcare when they get sick. They are not sent to the hospital when sick, and are offered morphine instead of oxygen when they are suffocating", he says, highlighting that patients aged 60 and above with multiple conditions as well as patients aged above 80 have been denied ICU care, while at least one third of nursing homes have COVID-19 cases.

The doctor reveals that in accordance with official directives, elderly patients with COVID symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, are not forwarded to hospitals for intensive care with potential oxygen treatment, but are included in palliative care and prescribed morphine. Thus, a document issued for physicians at Karolinska University Hospital in April claims that intensive care is not required for people with a "biological age over 80" or for those above 60 with multiple conditions.

Likewise, a directive of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare for Region Gävleborg dated 17 April 2020 reads that those with "high biological age and a high degree of morbidity" are "not relevant for intensive care". It continues to say that "oxygen therapy is not relevant for palliative or curative care of COVID-19 patients in nursing homes or special accommodation", asserting that "opioids provide better symptom relief [for the elderly] than delivery of oxygen".

That's not the case, the doctor argues, since morphine further complicates the absorption of oxygen and eventually accelerates asphyxia, thus leading to the death of a COVID sufferer. Tallinger is not the only doctor who has raised a red flag over the lethal side effects of opioid treatment of coronavirus patients: speaking to the TV4 broadcaster on 11 May, Swedish Professor of Geriatric Medicine Yngve Gustafson confirmed that by administering palliatives, such as morphine and midazolam, to elderly patients with COVID symptoms, "one quickly suffocates [them], because both drugs deteriorate breathing".

Swedish Health System Was Already In Crisis Before COVID Pandemic

However, the situation is far more complicated, according to Tallinger.

"Sweden has a strategy of herd immunity which is doing nothing. The result is that there are many more dead per million than any other country. Sweden had no pandemic plan at all. We have the least hospital beds in Europe and the healthcare system was in crisis before COVID-19", the doctor says, recollecting that in 2017, Sweden had 2.22 hospital beds per 1,000 people and 5.8 ICU beds per 100,000.

In addition, the pandemic exposed a striking lack of protective gear in the country's hospitals. According to the doctor, it is no coincidence that Swedes are not being asked to wear masks, when nursing home staff are not asked to wear protective gear to protect the elderly – in fact, there is not enough personal protective equipment (PPE) in national storage.

In March 2020, Dagens Nyheter reported, citing healthcare employees, that protective equipment such as respiratory masks were running out, with the actual numbers of affordable PPE being shrouded in secrecy.

A survey conducted by the Swedish newspaper indicated that 11 regions in Sweden had admitted that a lack of PPE, relevant equipment, as well as staff shortages posed a significant challenge amid the pandemic. Citing anonymous sources working in ICUs, the media outlet also cited shortages for advanced heart-lung machines, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machines (ECMO), and drugs, including two types of antibiotics used in treating pneumonia – which is a frequent complication of COVID.

Aftonbladet raised the alarm over the lack of PPE on 25 March, while on 16 April the newspaper published a story that under different circumstances would have sounded "like a 1 April joke" about how raincoats from amusement parks were being used to protect medical staff at several Swedish hospitals against the coronavirus.

What is being called a "coronavirus strategy" is in fact a disguise for Sweden's unpreparedness for a health crisis, with the elderly being the first to suffer, according to the Swedish doctor.

Despite the government and state media's efforts to downplay the calamity, it's difficult to conceal the emerging problem, which prompted Swedish prosecutors to launch an investigation in early May into an elderly care home in Stockholm where the spread of the coronavirus resulted in the death of over a third of its residents, according to Bloomberg. However, Tallinger calls for a broader inquiry by the World Medical Association into how the Swedish government and Public Health Agency have handled the coronavirus pandemic.
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Iran to execute ‘CIA agent’ who helped US target Quds Force General Soleimani – judiciary

RT 9 Jun, 2020 07:58
Iran to execute ‘CIA agent’ who helped US target Quds Force General Soleimani – judiciary

Tehran’s judiciary has sentenced to death an Iranian man convicted of disclosing the whereabouts of Qassem Soleimani, the renowned chief of the elite Quds Force, who died in a US missile strike earlier this year.

Tehran’s judiciary has sentenced to death an Iranian man convicted of disclosing the whereabouts of Qassem Soleimani, the renowned chief of the elite Quds Force, who died in a US missile strike earlier this year.

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, as he was identified by an Iranian judiciary spokesman, has been sentenced to capital punishment by a “revolutionary court.” The man, who is said to have worked for the CIA and Israel’s secret service Mossad, was a source of information on the location of Qassem Soleimani, a long-serving commander of Iran’s shadowy Quds Force.

General Soleimani, who rose to fame during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, led the Quds Force – the most secretive part of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps – from 1998 until his death in January 2020.

He was killed in a targeted missile strike while traveling from Baghdad Airport with a few of his aides and commanders of Iraq’s Shiite militias. Tehran vowed to avenge Soleimani’s killing even before his remains were laid to rest in his hometown of Kerman.

On January 8, Iran launched volleys of missiles at two bases that housed US troops on Iraqi soil. The assault, largely viewed as a warning sign from Tehran, caused damage to military hardware but inflicted no human casualties – although over 100 troops were later diagnosed with brain injuries, according to the Pentagon.

Tehran notified Baghdad before the attack, and the early warning was reportedly passed on to the US military.

Washington later defended the decision to assassinate Soleimani, insisting the general plotted attacks against American forces and had a “horrible past.” Nevertheless, the US’ own defense secretary admitted that he “didn’t see” any specific evidence to suggest those attacks were imminent.

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‘US, Europe getting back SAME CHAOS they've sown around the world’ – Russia’s FM spokeswoman on riots in America

The West has encouraged destabilization and divided groups against each other around the globe, but now its own problems are of the same nature, according to Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

“By sowing chaos [abroad], they’ve got chaos at home,” Zakharova pointed out, when asked about the reasons for the current unrest in the US and in some European countries, during her appearance on Rossiya 1 TV channel.

“Everything they’ve been embedding into the world’s consciousness – they’re reaping it now.”

The heated riots involving clashes with police, torched buildings and large-scale looting are a direct consequence of the ideas that Washington has been promoting around the globe in recent years, such as “destabilizing the situation, playing on the inner differences that exist in every country and every society," she said.

The US administration has been actively and openly supporting opposition groups in countries which promoted policies that were undesirable to Washington, swiftly siding with demonstrators in Venezuela, Hong Kong, Iran and elsewhere, no matter how violent these were.

But the US, and parts of Western Europe to a lesser extent, have found themselves gripped by protests, after African-American George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in late May.

Thousands of people took to the streets to decry police brutality and, although many rallies were peaceful, some turned violent in Minneapolis, Washington, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and many other cities.
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Start the suicide watch

Prince Andrewの口封じが行われるのではないかとの見方が出ています。

※ WillフタコブラクダMenaker@willmenaker氏の2020/6/8のツイート
Start the suicide watch
※ Mirror Breaking News@MirrorBreaking_の2020/6/8のツイート
BREAKING: US 'demands UK hands over Prince Andrew to appear in court over Jeffrey Epstein links'

共同2020/6/9 10:28 (JST)

共同2020/6/8 10:55 (JST)6/8 11:05 (JST)updated
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イギリス奴隷商人の銅像、抗議者たちが引きずりおろし海へ 英南西部

Family of George Floyd, activist groups demand UN probe into US police brutality & human rights ‘crisis’
The families of George Floyd and others slain by law enforcement have joined the ACLU and hundreds of other activist groups in urging the UN Human Rights Council to convene an urgent meeting to address police violence in the US.

The victims’ families – which include those of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown and Philando Castile, who were all killed at the hands of police – made a joint call with the ACLU and some 600 rights groups on Monday. In a statement, they asked the UN’s top human rights body to give “international scrutiny” to the police brutality issue and the “repression of protests” sparked by Floyd’s killing in late May.

“I want people across the world and the leaders in the United Nations to see the video of my brother George Floyd, to listen to his cry for help, and I want them to answer his cry,” Floyd’s brother, Philonese, said in the ACLU statement, referring to shocking footage of the fatal arrest in Minneapolis.

I want to appeal to the United Nations to help him. Help me. Help us. Help black men and women in America.

Questions remain about how quickly such a meeting could be held, given that the UN body was forced to call off its last session in March over fears of Covid-19, planning its second of three yearly sessions sometime in June. At least one-third of the Human Rights Council’s 47 members would have to approve the special session before it could be called; no vote has yet been held. The problem is further compounded by the Swiss government’s coronavirus containment policies, which still bar gatherings of more than 300 people, complicating any future meetings in Geneva.

The families and rights groups have demanded an independent probe into police killings of unarmed black Americans in recent years, in addition to “violent law enforcement responses to protests.” Following Floyd’s killing, heated demonstrations across all 50 US states have frequently descended into riots, looting and arson, with local authorities calling in National Guard troops and police reinforcements in a number of cities to quell the unrest – at times inflicting violence on peaceful protesters and journalists in the process.

“It’s time the United States face the same scrutiny and judgment it is quick to pass on to other countries,” said Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU’s human rights program.

As communities in the United States call on their leaders to divest from policing and end structural racism, the United Nations must support these domestic demands by holding the United States accountable for its human rights violations.

Washington pulled out of the Human Rights Council in 2018, insisting the body had a “well-documented bias against Israel” and counted “authoritarian governments” among its members.
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オーストリアの個人補助も この方の経歴もすごい

※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7氏の2020/5/30のツイート


※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7


※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7氏の2020/6/6のツイート

※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7氏のプロフィル
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※ Syrian Girlシリア国旗@Partisangirl氏の2020/5/31のツイート
#mineapolis suburbs got a taste of what Iraqis experience at the hands of the US military, if those were live rounds. #protests2020
もしこれが実弾であったなら、ミネアポリス郊外は米軍の手でイラク人が体験している体験を味わった。 #protests2020
※ Syrian Girlシリア国旗@Partisangirl氏の2020/6/1のツイート
So this is playing on Chinese media right now. Making their people aware about the plight of Americans living under a draconian regime.
これは現在中国のメディアで流れています。 過酷な政権下に住んでいるアメリカ人の窮状を人々に知らせる。

※ 舩田クラーセンさやか Sayaka Funada-Classen@sayakafc氏の2020/6/2のツイート
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ロシアは2013年まで招待されていた。インド、ブラジルは経済力をつけている。韓国は? 新コロナウィルス対応で称賛されているのだが、それだけではないだろう。






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Iran will carry on sending more fuel to Venezuela if requested by Maduro govt

Last tanker in Iranian flotilla reaches Venezuela, outmaneuvering US sanctions


Russian media’s muted coverage of US riots: Sorry America, the world doesn't revolve around you
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India Hindistan


※ 武侠天下@中華エンタメ情報 Enjoy China@wuxianob氏の2020/5/29のツイート


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Lavrov blasts leaders who put selfish interests ahead of saving lives during pandemic

‘Playing Monopoly’: Lavrov blasts leaders who put selfish interests ahead of saving lives during pandemic
The elites who rule the West have put selfish or ideological goals first when choosing their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s foreign minister has said in a scathing op-ed.
“The ongoing health crisis has exposed the incompetence and failure to adapt that powerful people in the West suffer from. Those people are stuck in the kind of thinking that simply does not work in the globalized world,” Sergey Lavrov wrote in a piece published by the Chinese outlet Global Times on Thursday.
The coronavirus came as “an instruction for humility,” said Lavrov, as it posed a threat to all people and nations regardless of their location, wealth, or political preferences. It was a problem that nobody could “sit out in a safe haven, behind moats and walls” or “solve at the expense of others.”
Faced with this challenge, some nations have failed to live up to the values they preach, exposing a “deficiency of humanism,” an “incurable condition” that the ruling elites in those countries suffer from, Lavrov argued. Instead of promoting cooperation, they chose “predatory approaches” and “played the game of Monopoly” in pursuit of selfish goals and settling scores with their “geopolitical opponents.”
Those who are used to declaring – or declaiming – their moral superiority and rich democratic traditions, are shedding basic properties and ethical inhibitions and acting according to the law of the jungle.
In recent months, the countries' responses to the crisis have been unable to avoid taking on political connotations. Washington has continued its attempts to blame China for starting the pandemic and has made accusations against the World Health Organization. It also refused to lift sanctions from countries like Iran and Venezuela for the duration of the crisis.
At the same time, in Europe, Italy faced criticism for accepting humanitarian aid from Russia and China. Behavior like this, Lavrov noted, shows that “the much-lauded solidarity of the Euroatlantic brand is valued more than the lives and health of tens of thousands of common citizens.”

Ironically, Lavrov said, the ultra-liberal economic model that the West peddles to the rest of the world has proven to be a failure when dealing with the pandemic. Nations with “working mobilization mechanisms, clearly defined sovereign interests and original value systems” have dealt with it in more robust ways.

皮肉なことに、ラブロフ氏は、西側諸国が世界の他の地域に売り込む超リベラルな経済モデルは、パンデミックに対処する際の失敗であることが証明されていると述べた。 「動員メカニズム、明確に定義された主権的利益および独自の価値体系」を有する国々は、より強固な方法でそれを扱ってきました。

The elites who rule the West have put selfish or ideological goals first when choosing their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s foreign minister has said in a scathing op-ed.


Lavrov suggested that people throughout the world, and especially in Europe, need to learn a lesson from this pandemic. He added that it was time for Europeans to stop looking “to other parts of the world” for “existential guidance” and military protection, which “denies the European Union a chance to establish itself as an independent center of influence in the multipolar world.”
ラブロフは、世界中の人々、特にヨーロッパの人々がこのパンデミックから教訓を学ぶ必要があると提案しました。彼は、「存在の指導」と軍事的保護のために「世界の他の部分に」目を向けるのをやめるべき時が来たと付け加えました。 」
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シリアも中央アジアも行ってみたい 私の見果てぬ夢

シリアも中央アジアも行ってみたいが 私にはもう無理だ。





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Trump adviser calls American workers ‘human capital stock’

RT 26 May, 2020 01:15 / Updated 7 hours ago
‘Is that like Soylent Green?’ Trump adviser calls American workers ‘human capital stock’ & triggers cannibalism-themed meme storm

A White House adviser has triggered a wave of memes and mockery after referring to the US labor force as “human capital stock,” drawing countless comparisons to the dystopian sci-fi flick 'Soylent Green' (spoiler: it’s people).

In calling to reopen the US economy amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in an interview with CNN on Monday, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett noted that the country’s “capital stock” was still intact, adding that “our human capital stock is ready to get back to work.” Though the comment was meant to express a simple idea, Hassett’s jargonistic wording conjured up much darker imagery for many netizens, who immediately saw parallels to 'Soylent Green' – the 1973 thriller in which human beings are ground up into food to nourish an overpopulated planet.

Eve Fisher @EveFish28015553
Human capital stock - but do they provide dividends? Or do we just make Soylent Green? Investors want to know. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1264996588834996226

Aaron Rupar@atrupar氏の2020/5/26のツイート
White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work." #HumanCapitalStock

“Wtf is ‘human capital stock?’” one netizen asked. “Is it akin to Soylent Green?”

Another commenter quipped that “human capital stock” would “make up for meat shortages” by the summer, possibly referring to the fact that a series of large food processing plants remain closed due to outbreaks and coronavirus containment policies, which remain in force across a number of states.

Some critics took up more serious responses to Hassett’s remark, arguing that his choice of words was demeaning to workers.

“Who refers to working Americans as ‘human capital stock?’” he asked. “Workers are not livestock, they shouldn’t be treated like the ingredients for soylent green. All workers should be treated as essential and not disposable. Provide them with testing, PPE and respect.”

A few skeptics also emerged, however, pointing out that the phrase might be more common than the detractors realize and questioning their outrage – joking that the “Soylent Green mills” won’t come online until 2022 anyway (the year the movie is set).

Cannibalism jokes aside, with some 40 million Americans out of work amid statewide shutdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus, food shortages are becoming a reality. A recent study at the Brookings Institution found that childhood food insecurity in the US had skyrocketed to unprecedented levels in April, as greater numbers of families stuck under lockdowns struggle to put adequate food on the table. While a man-made meal replacement is unlikely to debut anytime soon, the real-life scarcities appear set to grind on barring an end to the containment policies.
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2020年5月21日 / 16:16 / 10時間前更新
[ベイルート 21日 ロイター] - レバノンのハッサン・ディアブ首相は米ワシントン・ポスト紙に寄稿し、同国が大規模な食料危機に見舞われる恐れがあるとの見解を示した。





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バクダーディの後継者Abdullah Quardash 逮捕される?

SPUTNIK 19:28 GMT 20.05.2020
Iraqi Intelligence Announces Arrest of Purported Successor to Ex-Daesh Leader al-Baghdadi - Report
US President Donald Trump in October 2019 announced that former Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed as a result of a US military operation.

Iraqi intelligence announced on Wednesday that an alleged successor to ex-Daesh* leader al-Baghdadi had been arrested, according to a report by Ashaq al Awsat.

According to the INA news agency, Iraqi intelligence detained Abdullah Quardash, a possible successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

"Today, the National Intelligence Service announced the arrest of the candidate to succeed the terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi", INA news agency reported, citing security sources.

No official confirmation from Baghdad has followed the reports.

According to earlier media reports, 'Abdullah Qardash' is an alias for one of the group's founding members, Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who was appointed as al-Baghdadi's successor hours after the latter's death.

Before al-Baghdadi's killing, there were allegations that the US State Department considered al-Salbi to be his potential successor, and quickly offered a $5 million reward for his capture.

The death of al-Baghdadi was announced by Trump in October 2019, who stated that US forces had hunted the terrorist down in Syria's Idlib province and assassinated him.
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対サウジ武器売却 米国務長官、国務省監察官を捜査か 解任引き金の可能性

会員限定有料記事 毎日新聞2020年5月19日 12時55分(最終更新 5月19日 17時20分)



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トランプ氏、国務省監察総監を解任へ ポンペオ氏を調査か 下院委が追及へ
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