“Huthaifah al-Badri”, a son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), while he was participating in an “Inghimasi” attack on the thermal plant in the central governorate of Homs, the ISIS-linked news agency revealed on July 3. However, Amaq didn’t reveal the exact date, in which al-Badri was killed.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the last two attacks of ISIS on thermal plant in Homs were on the 7th and 12th of last June, thus al-Badir was likely killed in one of these two attacks.
The mother of al-Badri’s is believed to be al-Baghdadi’s first wife, whom he married in in Iraq around the year 2000 after finishing his doctorate. The notorious terrorist leader has other wifes, including the infamous “Sujidah al-Dulaimi.”
Al-Dulaimi was arrested by the Syrian intelligence inside Syria in late 2013 or early 2014 before being released on March of 2014 as part of a prisoner swap. Back then, the deal was arranged by the al-Nusra Front, now known as Hay’a Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
Later on November of 2014, al-Dulaimi was captured once again, this time by the Lebanese authorities inside Lebanon. The capture was reportedly the result of a joint intelligence operation by Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, with the U.S. assisting Iraq.
Despite that ISIS has lost tens of thousands of its fighters since its raise in 2014, al-Badir is the first close relative of al-Baghdadi to be killed in action, which exposes the double standards of the terrorist group.