After the killing of Zakir Musa , the hardline militant outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) has named Hameed Lelhari as its new chief, said a media report.
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Lelhari ,a resident of Pulwama district in south Kashmir is believed to have served Musa as his deputy after he along with a group of around a dozen of militants split from Hizbul Mujahideen and swore allegiance to al-Qaida in July 2017.
In a new video released on Wednesday by al-Hurr (official media wing of AGH), which was widely circulated on Whatsapp groups, Abu Ubaidah Hafizahullah, spokesperson of AGH said that Lelhari alias Haroon Abbas has replaced Musa while Ghazi Ibrahim Khalid appointed as his deputy,” reported The Times of India.
The report said that Jammu and Kashmir police officials confirmed the veracity of the claim in the video.