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Letter to BS: Baghdadi's killing big blow to world's deadliest terror group

Recent attacks in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Libya by the IS and its sympathisers reminds the world of their capabilities to unleash mayhem on the ground

This image made from video posted on a militant website on Monday purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s  Al-Furqan media outlet	 PHOTO: AP/PTI
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This image made from video posted on a militant website on Monday purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet | Photo: AP/PTI

Business Standard New Delhi
The killing of Islamic State(IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (pictured) by US forces in Syria, that was announced by US President Donald Trump on Sunday, has dealt a big blow to one of world’s deadliest terror groups. But it would be premature to conclude that the death of the IS leader had signalled its end. While the persistent military onslaught by the US and its allies and also others had annihilated IS in Syria and Iraq where its writ ran large once, it had spread its wings through franchisees, affiliates and sympathisers in several parts of the globe with its

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 9:48 PM IST

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