Though the country's foreign minister later said there was not "100 percent confirmation," the Russian military on Friday claimed it may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), with an airstrike in Syria last month.
Uh-oh. I do wonder if this is rather like the US's constant, repeated trumpeting, a few years back, of having killed the "number 2" of Al Qaeda.
Mr. Queally, much of your article contains reasonable ideas about the Syrian situation, but your title simply reeks of been there, done that, to me.
i really don't think that killing leaders is useful. Instead, arrest the leaders, and put them on trial. I would like to have them testify who is supplying them. I'll celebrate when the troops come home, the contractors come home, and nobody launches out somewhere else to reak destruction.