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US troops have killed al-Baghdadi’s most likely replacement as ISIS leader, Trump says

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military had killed the person who likely would have succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of Islamic State. Trump did not specify who he was referring to, but the United States on Monday confirmed the killing of Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, ISIS spokesman and a high-ranking figure within the group

One of Baghdadi’s security guards reportedly stole his underwear to prove where he was to US intel

A source described as a “security advisor” to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly stole a pair of the terror mastermind’s drawers about three months ago in order to prove he was being truthful to U.S. intelligence, according to NBC News. The informant stole Baghdadi’s dirty undies as well as a blood sample, which was obtained about […]

Chief Shannon Kent’s widower: Trump is right to pull out of Syria

The end result will be the same whether the United States stays for another 18 years in Syria or leaves immediately, according to Joe Kent, a retired Army Special Forces officer and Gold Star husband of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent — a Navy linguist killed in Syria earlier this year. “We can only […]

They started the US war against ISIS. Now they have an important message for Trump on abandoning the Kurds

[shortcode-Op-Ed-disclosure] Trump’s recent decisions in northern Syria were ill-advised, strategically unsound, and morally shameful. In rapidly withdrawing U.S. presence and allowing a Turk offensive into Syria, we have left the Syrian Kurds behind, created a power vacuum for our adversaries to fill, and set the stage for the resurgence of ISIS. Trump gave many justifications […]