Kuwait City: Kuwait has warned of potential reprisal attacks in the region by Daesh terrorists after the group’s leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi was killed in a US raid.
“There are analyses indicating that there could be a response. This has required us to conduct more coordination and consultation with security agencies in the region to confront any potential negative responses,” Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah said, according to Al Qabas newspaper.
“There is intelligence coordination among the countries of the region to head off such attacks,” he added without details.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump confirmed Al Baghdadi’s killing in a US operation in Syria.
Al Qabas, citing security sources, reported Monday that security agencies in Kuwait are “closely monitoring and tracking” suspected Daesh sympathisers in the country.
The sources warned that Al Baghdadi’s death does not rule out the possible resurgence of the radical group or its reappearance under a new name.
In recent years, Daesh has claimed a string of terror attacks in the Arab world, including Kuwait.
In 2015, 27 people were killed in a Daesh-claimed bombing of a Shiite mosque in Kuwait.