On October 27, 2019, Sunday morning, President Donald Trump proclaimed at the White House that “world’s number one terrorist leader” is dead. On October 26, the US special force killed the world’s most-wanted man Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria.
It was a great victory for the US Special force. This also increased hope for those who were under the IS control. The death was preternatural like the killing of the world’s notorious terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.
On May 2, 2011, Bin Laden was killed by United States Navy SEAL Team Six in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama was the founder of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group and the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, where more than 2753 people were killed after hijacked American Airlines Flight and United Airlines Flight were deliberately crashed at the World Trade Center (WTC).
Terror, mass murder, genocide, slavery and breathing bloody life existed there in Sriya, Libya and around the globe by ISIS. Both Muslims and non-muslims were victimized by ISIS in many countries around the world including Iraq, Sriya, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Turkey to Egypt.
Who was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
The world was not aware of Baghdadi until 2014. Security agencies believed that Al-Baghdadi was born in Samarra, Iraq,1971. Why did the US intelligence CIA pour billions of dollars to search him although Abu Bakr was not that much popular? People might have taken it by surprise at that time. Abu Bakr was a man who dreamt of creating a whole country “caliphate”. With the rise of Baghdadi, politics in the name of religion seemed to have got further escalated in many countries.
After the 9/11 terrorist attack, the United States intensified the war against terrorism calling it “War on Terror”. With the killing of Bin Laden by the US Navy, Al-Qaeda’s gradually started losing its dominance. Several key leaders and militants of Al-Qaeda were killed in the following years. The Al-Qaeda looked like totally disappearing.