Where does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death leave IS? – BBC News


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State (IS) group, has killed himself during a raid by US commandos in north-west Syria, President Donald Trump has said. Baghdadi came to prominence in 2014, when he announced the creation of a “caliphate” in areas of Iraq and Syria.

His death is a major victory for Mr Trump as he faces heavy criticism for his decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner describes the operation to capture Baghdadi and analyses what it means for IS.

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Date: January 17, 2020

47 thoughts on “Where does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death leave IS? – BBC News

  1. Very sad that a sick man would take 3 children with him, under the age of 12 to be killed. Shame on such types of men. You should be protecting children and not taking them to death zone with you. Wish there was another way to take down this man, without those children dying in the act.

  2. Trump is a 3-time draft dodger – he didn't do anything – in fact – there is no proof of the assassination – only a pair of soiled underwear they pretended was the DNA source. The supposed body (parts) were dumped in the ocean at an undisclosed location …sound familiar? no proof, no evidence, just another Propaganda story to feed the masses, nothing more. ~ no spin the wheel and let's see who the next boogie-man will be that the GOV dreams up to scare little children.

  3. Where does it leave ISIS? Well one thing's for sure. Its big daddy will still be running around with guns and tanks tomorrow demanding that you pay for liberation in the name of GOD. Gold, Oil and Drugs that is.

  4. "If he had a Suicide-Vest…….why did he ran away through the tunnel, with 3 kids to be used as human shield'S & knowing that he can't escape".
    ##₹Logically, He should have blown himself – Up, rather than running away.
    Something fishy….. absolutely.!

  5. Consider this: the fall guy exploded himself, the children, and some bags of al-Baghdadi's blood while the real target hopped out the back door or wasn't even there.


  6. And all the international left-wing media have published sympathetic obituaries for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi citing his religious schollarship, dedication to Islam and his mosque and his spiritual nature. The West can always count on the Communist left-wing to celebrate and defend mass murderers, rapists, paedophiles and enemies of civilized free-market Christian nations.

  7. Congratulations President Trump & doggie + army! =
    2020 President

    Just like that, it's over?! God works in mysterious ways and in God's perfect time. Twas a humble, simple dog in d end, 4 all d trouble they had caused. Praise b JesusMaryJoseph d evil's over(prayers 4 his soul).

    God bless, Revelation 21:4

  8. Bbc, the Russian defence has denied knowledge about the operation which you haven't covered , you haven't enquired about his body and so called under pants dna, and how many times he's reported killed without evidence…. Are you all working together?

  9. ISLAM a really backward cult without dignity, honor, self respect. I dont know whats worse communism that has killed over 50 million of its own Chinese citizens or ISLAM ???

  10. Good thing Turkey, Syria, and Russia locked down that border before this.

    Don't yuh thunk??

    ((soda, beer and tea in the fridge…help yerself.))

    (next reel …)

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