By Mia Stevens
The so-called caliphate has once again faced the loss of another one of its leaders. The US Commando Raid in Syria has left ISIS chief leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi dead. As confirmed by US President Joe Biden “Thanks to the bravery of our troops, this horrible terrorist leader is no more.”
The United States’ efforts of operation that had targeted Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi were completed successfully although the terrorist group proves to be a continuing formidable force.
According to a UN assessment issued on Friday, the terror group is far from defeated. According to the UN research, it is still a powerful force in Iraq and Syria, with a rising presence in Afghanistan and West Africa.
ISIS strikes occur on a near-daily basis in Iraq. Officials in Lebanon claim to have discovered rich recruitment grounds in the city of Tripoli. ISIS may still have $50 million in its coffers and up to 10,000 militants across Syria and Iraq, according to the United Nations. ISIS terrorists attempted to release detainees from a jail in northeast Syria last Thursday, in their worst raid in three years. Hundreds of ISIS detainees, including children, as well as scores of US-backed Kurdish troops, were killed in the week-long confrontation.
ISIS is now becoming almost unnoticeable. It has spread widely, although there does not appear to be a single source.