Will ISIL outlive its leader?

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He was one of the world’s most wanted men – a prized target for years.

The US President says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the leader of one of the most feared armed groups, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – has been killed in northwest Syria.

Donald Trump says he committed suicide with explosives during a raid by US Special Forces.

Al-Baghdadi once ruled an area in Syria and Iraq – the size of the UK.

Under his watch, ISIL became one of the most brutal armed groups in modern history – carrying out mass killings, beheadings and rape campaigns.

What does Baghdadi’s death mean for the internationally-designated “terrorist” group?

And is his self-declared ‘caliphate’ dream finally over?

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests:

Andreas Krieg – Assistant Professor, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London

Hiwa Osman – Iraqi Political Analyst

Source: Al Jazeera

Will ISIL outlive its leader?

He was one of the world’s most wanted men – a prized target for years. The US President says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the leader of one of the most feared armed groups, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – has been killed in northwest Syria.

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