The killing of Baghdadi brings up many questions and presents the possibility of using the attention focused on ISIS to bring attention to the people who are still suffering from ISIS’s attacks.
While the Syrian leader praised US President Donald Trump, he had nothing but contempt for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whom he called "an enemy" – although not the Turkish nation.
When Kayla's mother heard about Baghdadi's death, her "heart broke for the children that were killed with him."
He continued to say that the U.S. only cut off "the tail of the monster," in reference to the killing of Baghdadi, because the head – Israel – has yet to be defeated.
"The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this," Erdogan said.
"We hope to gather a trove of intelligence from Baghdadi’s sister on the inner workings of ISIS," the official said.
In his national address announcing that US Special Forces had killed Baghdadi, President Donald Trump commended Turkey while turning a blind eye to Turkey’s collusion with ISIS.
So Qardash is not far from the type of leader Baghdadi was.
Egyptian ground and air forces launched a major offensive focussed on North Sinai early last year. Military operations and militant attacks continue in the area.
Baghdadi’s death, while an important milestone, is unlikely to put an end to global jihad, just as Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization continued in different forms even after his death.