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ISIS Leader Believed KIA

Journeyman

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YZT580 said:
As long as the guy is dead!  the other stuff really doesn't matter at all.
  :not-again:  It does matter. 

When you are operating against a learning organization like Daesh and others observing for their own purposes, they will now adapt their procedures in order to reduce US and allied intelligence/SOF effectiveness.  Trump just made the fight more difficult, and for those actually conducting operations on the ground, potentially more dangerous.
 

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Journeyman said:
  :not-again:  It does matter. 

When you are operating against a learning organization like Daesh and others observing for their own purposes, they will now adapt their procedures in order to reduce US and allied intelligence/SOF effectiveness.  Trump just made the fight more difficult, and for those actually conducting operations on the ground, potentially more dangerous.

No different than post bin laden.
 

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tomahawk6 said:
No different than post bin laden.
Seriously?  I can only assume that you were too busy hating Obama to have followed the original announcement.

And maybe you don't have Google where you are, so:

1. Click on this link;

2.  Ignore all the links to the rest of the world mocking Trump, and scroll down to the White House link.

3.  Read.  Take your time.  Let us know if you can spot any difference (besides the obvious differences in length and coherence).
 

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If we're going to go into a Trump vs Obama debate I'll split that discussion off and put it into the politics sub-board....
 

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No Trump vs Obama debate. Both Presidents greenlighted ops to kill major terrorist leaders. Both ops were successful. Thats all that matters.
 

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tomahawk6 said:
No different than post bin laden.

That was quite a discussion. "Osama Bin Laden Dead" rated 14 pages!

 

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Some raid video released.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/baghdadi-raid-video-pentagon-release-isis
 

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From Al Jazerra, the ISIS succession plan.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/isil-confirms-death-leader-al-baghdadi-names-chief-191031151709004.html
ISIL confirms death of leader al-Baghdadi, names new chief

Leader killed in US raid replaced by Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, group says, also confirming spokesman's death.


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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) armed group has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announcing Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new chief.

Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, ISIL's new spokesman, made the announcement on Thursday in an audio statement distributed by the group's media arm, al-Furqan, days after a weekend raid by US forces that resulted in al-Baghdadi's death.

"We mourn you ... commander of the faithful," he said, adding that ISIL's legislative and consultative body convened after the 48-year-old Iraqi-born chief's death.

"The Islamic State shura council convened immediately after confirming the martyrdom of Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the elders of the holy warriors agreed" on a replacement.

The seven-minute statement did not provide any other details about the new leader and it was not immediately clear who the name was in reference to. ISIL usually identifies its leaders using noms de guerre that refer to their tribal affiliation and lineage. Those names often change.

But the message called on the group's followers to pledge allegiance to the new leader, whose title indicates that he claims descent from the tribe of Prophet Muhammad. Belonging to the Quraysh tribe has been seen as a prerequisite for becoming a caliph - a brief biography of al-Baghdadi posted to online forums in 2014 had traced his lineage to the tribe.

The statement also confirmed the death of Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, the group's spokesman and a close aide to al-Baghdadi

Al-Muhajir was killed in a joint US operation with Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Jarablus hours after al-Baghdadi's death.

The audio also addressed the United States, saying: "Do not rejoice America. The new chosen one will make you forget the horror you have beholden ... and make the achievements of the Baghdadi days taste sweet."

Al-Baghdadi's death was first announced by US President Donald Trump on Sunday, following a night-time raid by US special forces in Barisha, a village in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.

Trump said the ISIL chief detonated a suicide vest after running into a dead-end tunnel beneath a compound.

Under al-Baghdadi's command, ISIL became one of the most brutal armed groups in modern history and, at its peak, its self-declared caliphate covered territory across Iraq and Syria roughly equivalent to the size of the United Kingdom.

Harnessing the internet and encouraging followers from different parts of the world to join them, ISIL fighters carried out mass killings, beheadings and rape campaigns in Iraq and Syria, and inspired attacks beyond the Middle East.

In the following years, a series of offensives gradually stripped the group of its territory, with its fighters losing their final scrap of land in Syria in March this year.

Analysts say al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi will be the leader of a frayed organisation that has been reduced to scattered sleeper cells.
 

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Baghdadi's sister was arrested by Turkey in Syria.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/sister-of-isis-leader-al-baghdadi-arrested-in-intelligence-gold-mine-turkey-says
 
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