Syria: Al-Baghdadi Dies in U.S. Operation, but Islamic State Threat Will Persist

MIN READOct 27, 2019 | 13:46 GMT


U.S. President Donald Trump announced Oct. 27 that a U.S. military operation carried out by the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force with CIA support in Idlib province in northwestern Syria has resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Al-Baghdadi's death, however, will not do much to significantly weaken the wider capabilities of the Islamic State or its affiliates....

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