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Islamic State in the Post-Baghdadi Era (AUDIO INTERVIEW)
People inspect what is left of a building in the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha on October 27. The site is apparently where US Special Forces killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the night before. (Mustafa Dahnon/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Islamic State in the Post-Baghdadi Era (AUDIO INTERVIEW)

Following the US Special Forces operation in northwestern Syria, what can we expect from ISIS?

The notorious leader of Islamic State is dead. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a military operation by US Special Forces operating in northwestern Syria overnight between Saturday and Sunday.

US President Donald Trump confirmed the death of Baghdadi during a White House press conference on Sunday morning, saying the United States had “brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice.”

What does Baghdadi’s death mean for the future of ISIS? Media Line President and CEO Felice Friedson and Middle East bureau chief Mohammad Al-Kassim discuss the issue.

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