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Initial Insights Following the Elimination of Ibrahim al-Quraishi


On 3 February 2022, the US president announced that the US has killed Ibrahim al-Quraishi, ISIS leader. The operation was executed by US special forces in Idlib in northwestern Syria. This elimination provides the Biden administration with an impressive achievement in the war on terror and bolsters his stature, especially in light of the approaching mid-term elections. The elimination also dealt a major blow to ISIS’ members’ morale as their “caliphate” is caliph-less. With that said, the elimination raises a few questions, the first of which pertains to al-Quraishi’s hideout in Idlib.