According to Iraq, Baghdadi’s successor died in 2017, and then in 2020 they arrested him

Three days have passed since the US carried out a commando raid in Atmeh Syria that supposedly killed the leader of the Islamic State, Abdullah Qardash. Yet, there has been no statement from ISIS’s Amaq about a replacement, a new caliph. This means someone else was killed that day.

I was going to wait at least a week but I think there is no need.

Apparently, it was Iraqi Intelligence that told America that Qardash was in Idlib, Syria (ref. 1). They acquired this information from ISIS militants that were involved in the group’s operation to take the prison at Hasaka, Syria.

This is the same lot that concluded in 2019 that Abdullah Qardash had died in 2017. Iraqi Intelligence reached this conclusion in 2019 because Qardash’s daughter who is in their custody told them so back then (ref. 2).

By the way, this is how I know about Abdullah Qardash’s birth name. “Qardash” is his actual surname because his daughter has the same surname. Furthermore, Qardash was once an officer in Saddam Hussein’s army, so Iraq would know his real birth name. Never mind what the west says about his name. The Daily Mail, for instance, claims his real name is “Amir Mohammed Saeed Abdul-Rahman al-Mawla” (ref. 1). This is propaganda and misinformation. Christians must know the real birth name of the beast.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Revelation 13:18

So, in 2019, Iraqi Intelligence said that Qardash had died in 2017.

But then, in 2020, Iraqi Intelligence arrested a man named “Abdel Nasser al-Qirdash”, and came to believe that this man was Qardash (ref. 3). Apparently, al-Qirdash had told his captors that he was the successor to Baghdadi, and so they believed him. American think tanks such as the Newlines Institute also toed the line that Iraq had arrested the leader of ISIS (ref. 4).

Today, in 2022, the opinion of Iraqi Intelligence has changed yet again. Now, Qardash had been hiding in Idlib Syria all along.

Locals say, the family at the house that the US raided was known as “the family of Abu Ahmed”, a “Syrian merchant from Aleppo” (ref. 5). First of all, “Abu Ahmed”. That name is not even remotely close. Second, I presume, the neighbours say he was a Syrian from Aleppo because they had noticed his Syrian Arabic accent as opposed to an Iraqi Arabic accent. Qardash was born in Nineveh Iraq.

Next, according to the landlord, Mohamed al-Sheikh, the house was leased to “a taxi driver”, and he seemed like “an easygoing, gentle and cheerful person” (ref. 6). His easygoing, gentle and cheerful appearance tells me that he could not have been the Assyrian. The Bible prophesies that the countenance of the Assyrian is “fierce” (ref. Daniel 8:23, Isaiah 19:4).

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

Daniel 8:23

Can you imagine the instigator of the Yazidi massacre and enslavement – someone whose moniker is “The Destroyer” – as someone “gentle and cheerful”? Surely, they got the wrong person.

So, the actual Assyrian is alive. In time, there will be proof. In time, the beast will become a public figure, and the world will see the power that he wields.

It is very interesting that now in 2022 America has tried to assassinate him. It is natural for someone to take this sort of thing personally.

And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 17:16-18


1. Adam Manno and Rob Crilly (4 February 2022), “How ISIS chief’s fate was sealed when he broke cover to direct prison break: Leader was ratted out to US by informants when he took hands-on control of Syrian jail uprising just weeks before 24 Delta Force operators swooped on his home”, dailymail.co.uk

2. ECCI (29 October 2019), “What is next after killing Abu Baker Al Baghdadi?”, en.europarabct.com

3. Ismaeel Naar (21 May 2020), “Iraq arrests ISIS leader Abdulnasser al-Qirdash said to be al-Baghdadi’s successor”, english.alarabiya.net

4. Aymenn Tamim (30 June 2020), “Assessing the Abdul Nasser Qardash Interview”, newlinesinstitute.org

5. Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Mahmoud Hassano (5 February 2022), “Islamic State leader and family blended in among Syrians uprooted by war”, reuters.com

6. Abelaziz Ketaz (4 February 2022), “Thought he was a cab driver: Syrians shocked to find Islamic State head was neighbor”, timesofisrael.com