Baghdadi, an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, died during the swoop by USA special forces, President Donald Trump said on Sunday.
The group had been silent until now. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was named the new leader and "caliph" of the terrorist group via official propaganda channels.
In an audio recording uploaded on the Telegram app, the Islamic State mourned the loss of al-Baghdadi, who led the organisation for almost a decade, and its spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, who was killed a day after al-Baghdadi and who had widely been considered a successor.
The United States on Monday confirmed the killing of Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, Islamic State spokesman and a high-ranking figure within the jihadi group, in a separate USA operation, according to a senior State Department official.
United States special forces tracked down Baghdadi in north-west Syria at the weekend and attacked his compound.
Commenting on the operation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the operation showed the US 'determination to continue working with our partners in the Global Coalition to pursue IS wherever they may be, and ensuring its enduring defeat.
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An spokesman for the terror group also threatened the United States with retaliation for the killing of its leader.
He said two children, and not three as initially reported, died when Baghdadi blew himself up.
Analysts have additionally named the Saudi Abu Abdullah al-Jizrawi and Abdullah Qaradash, an Iraqi and considered one of Baghdadi's right-hand males, as potential successors together with the Tunisian Abu Othman al-Tunisi.
The announcement, according to the Site translation, also attacked Trump, describing him as "a stupid old man, who goes to sleep with one opinion and wakes up with another".
The leader of the so-called Islamic State was then positively identified by DNA tests 15 minutes after he died. Gen. McKenzie denied that while speaking to reporters at the Pentagon. He thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq for their support in completing the mission.
The Trump administration has been under fire from inside and outside the United States for withdrawing USA troops from northern Syria.