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New Caliph, same old problems | Foreign Affairs
Source: By Suhayla - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4610862

New Caliph, same old problems | Foreign Affairs

ISIS has been beat down with defeats against the U.S. when the territorial stronghold was taken back and the leader of the group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in 2019. Over the past year, however, the terrorist network had planned out coordinated attacks and continued to promote propaganda campaigns. Baghdadi’s successor, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, is a man with little information on his true identity that the U.S. State Department has labeled as a nobody. Despite inheriting a damaged ISIS, Qurashi has the basics needed to build the group back to a terrorizing organization.

Source: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/west-africa/2020-01-01/new-caliph-same-old-problems