Death of Baghdadi : End of Islamic State?


5 p.m EST, President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and other intelligence officers gather in the White House Situation Room. They gathered an watched the raid unfold live, As they gathered eight military helicopters lifted carrying military personnel, a robot and military dogs. The helicopters were attacked by IS ground assault troops prior to landing at Baghdatis compound, but U.S forces were able to overcome the ground troops and landed peacefully. U.S ground troops believed the door was trapped concluding them to blowing it up, they quickly swept the compound afterwards either letting people surrender or shooting them. Baghdadi whilst the compound raid fled to a tunnel built for escape however he was tracked by 3 military trained K9s, Baghdadi would later kill himself and his 3 children with a suicide vest causing the tunnel to collapse and severely injure 1 dog.

Baghdadi’s body was mutilated from the blast however they were able to retrieve his head and confidently pronounce his death through DNA testing. U.S soldiers would further look through the complex and find “highly sensitive” material which includes the origin of the Islamic State and future plans they have. Baghdadi’s body was accordingly disposed of after they were able to retrieve it, Baghdadi’s burial will follow the same protocol used in the 2011 raid of Al Qaeda’s leader Osama Bin Laden.

Many questions still need to be answered that are quite unclear. Should baghdadi’s death slow down business for Islamic State? Is the material gathered from the compact raid sufficient enough to be able to put an end to the Islamic State? Will the suffering radical islamic terrorist group finally crumble after causing conflict in Syria and Iraq for almost a decade?