Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death brings the curtain down on the life of one of the most brutal exponents of violent jihad. His only peer was probably Osama bin Laden.
The conduct of the operations by the US army’s Delta special force follows an arc quite similar to bin Laden’s killing in May 2011.
Both were intelligence-based operations sanctioned by US presidents. In both cases, the US relied on its special forces.
In bin Laden’s case, the US navy’s Sea Air and Land (Seals) team killed him in his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.Read More…