End of Leader, Not End of Organization: IS Terror Looms over US

IS Terror

Ever since the ISIS leader was defeated by the US Delta forces in north-western Syria, the citizens are hopeful that it might end the ongoing implications of IS terror that has forced the people to live in fear.

On Saturday, the US forces succeeded in its Baghdadi mission, wherein the forces raided a compound near the village of Barisha in north-west Syria. In order to protect himself, Baghdadi along with his three children fled into a network of underground bunkers and tunnels, wearing a suicide vest. He later killed himself and his children, while seeing a dead end.

The death of the Iraqi born leader and one of his top lieutenants Abu Hassan al-Muhajir was confirmed by the President in a White House Speech. The US has promised to hunt all the officials promoting IS terror.

Acknowledging the death of their leader, one of the IS terror group’s media divisions claimed that a major announcement, which would be the first of its kind, is on the way.

It appears that the US defense against terrorism is projected as a revenge by IS, which intends to promote terror across the world. Many in the country believe that the implications of the US raid could bring worst consequences, warning that it would be a mistake to underestimate IS’s resolve.

While there are other sections of people who have praised the efforts made by the Delta forces in the assassination of the Iraqi born leader.

Promoting the undetailed announcement on midday Wednesday, IS’s Al-Furqan Media Foundation, which is the media wing responsible for the most important releases, said, “Coming Soon … By the Willingness of Allah the Almighty.”

The news of the announcement was disclosed by the SITE Intelligence Group, which is an American company responsible for tracking online activity of white supremacist and jihadist organizations. They stated that the IS supporters started promoting the posters on social media platforms, with some expressing hope that Baghdadi was still alive while others were preparing to celebrate his martyrdom. 

As noted, the IS official media operatives have not yet released the news of Baghdadi’s death. Raising concerns of future IS threats, the Central Command’s General Kenneth McKenzie said, “ISIS is first and last an ideology, so we’re under no illusions that it’s going to go away because we killed Baghdadi.”

McKenzie further added that though the IS will take time to get itself re-organized after the death of its leader, the IS terror will still remain and the forces should always be prepared to put a permanent end to it.

As known IS has always remained a capable and potent organization, commanding at least 14,000 fighters across Syria and Iraq, many of them operating in diffuse and clandestine cells that continue to launch attacks. Most of these fighters prisoned in Syria escaped during the initial days of Turkey’s military intervention in Syria and are once again expected to join their community promoting IS terror.


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