LISTEN: No Territory, No Leader – but Baghdadi's Death Could Inspire an ISIS Comeback

What does the assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi mean for the region, for the Kurds and for the organization itself? LISTEN FREE

An unverified image taken from an April 2019 video purportedly showing al-Baghdadi.
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On today's show:

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Host Simon Spungin talks with award-winning freelance journalist Wilson Fache, who has just returned from Iraq and Syria, about the assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Will Baghdadi's death change anything on the ground for the Kurdish minorities in Turkey, Syria and Iraq? Will Da'esh respond to its leader's death with a round of violent attacks? And what can we read into the fact that Baghdadi was killed in the Idlib Province of Syria – just a few miles from the border with Turkey?

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