Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahmanal-Mawlli al-Salbi, born into an Iraqi Turkmen family in the Iraqi town of Tal Afar, has been confirmed as the successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader killed in a US raid three months ago. A founding member of ISIS and one of its few non-Arab leaders, Al-Salbi led the enslavement of Iraq’s Yazidi minority and is a leading ideologue of the jihadist group by virtue of his degree in sharia law from the University of Mosul. Baghdadi’s replacement after his death was initially named as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi. This name was not recognized by intelligence agencies and now proves to have been an Al-Salbi nom de guerre, according to the UK Guardian. In 2004,he was detained by US forces in Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq where he met Baghdadi.