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Why ISIS will survive al-Baghdadi’s death

Far from having put an end to ISIS’s existence or even its power of nuisance, the death of its self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – killed on last October 27, during an operation by American special forces in northern Syria – will accelerate two trends in the making for several months, within the new Jihadist International: the first is structural, the second one is operational.

 

ISIS: towards a “war of attrition” by procuration?

ISIS: towards a “war of attrition” by procuration?

The ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared in a propaganda video published by the mediatic arm of the organization Al-Furqan. An outbreak that marks a turning point in the operating mode of the terrorist organization that his boss described as “war of attrition”.

 

Where is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the enigmatic leader of Daesh?

Where is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the enigmatic leader of Daesh?

The Daesh leader who has not appeared in public since 2014 has just published a long propaganda video message.

 

How ISIS Adapts its Intelligence Service to Post-Caliphate Era à l’ère post-califat

How ISIS Adapts its Intelligence Service to Post-Caliphate Era à l’ère post-califat

While it is clear that the fire is still smoldering under the ashes of the Islamic State Organization (ISIS), one of the major questions facing counter-terrorism experts is the survival strategy that the ISIS will adopt following the collapse of the proto-state of the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The ISIS’s intelligence service known as the AMNI is at the heart of this survival strategy…