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The killing of the leader of ISIS .. in the context of the incident!

It would seem a repetition of the saying and a similar version of the analysis of killing the leader of ISIS three days ago to confirm that his killing does not mean the end of ISIS and its danger, and also to emphasize that the real problem is not the killing of leaders or the elimination of combative elements, but in reality that produces ISIS or Any other organization, and without consensual and conciliatory political solutions, extremism – from more than one side and one side – will continue to feed on feelings of frustration, fear, marginalization and a sense of danger!

But in the case of the killing of Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, there is more than one issue worthy of thought, especially as it is a problem for the killing of the former leader of the organization, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, three years ago in the northwestern countryside of Idlib as well, as if in the “total picture” it is similar to it if we exclude other details, and perhaps more What leads me – and perhaps many others – to wonder: If both al-Baghdadi or al-Quraishi were wearing explosive belts, and they really decided to commit suicide or kill themselves, why did they decide to “execute” their children and women with them in these suicide operations, especially since it is certain that children went in the two operations, According to the official American version!

The problem we are really facing is that the American narrative is almost the only one, and therefore knowing the real reasons for the killing of children, women, and civilians in such incidents seems difficult to reach. It is true that the US administration revealed the details of what happened, and some media sources mentioned that they tried to protect the women and children who were killed in the raid, before – as the American version claims – that Al-Quraishi blew himself up on the second floor, but there are details from eyewitnesses confirming – this The time – that they heard calls from the US forces to the al-Quraishi family to surrender, while media details published sometime after al-Baghdadi’s killing confirm that he tried to take some of his children with him to the underground tunnel before the American forces joined him to blow himself up.

Some may view this question as a secondary matter in the process of killing one of the most dangerous people in the world (within the international classifications of terrorism), but for us, the incident is not transient from an intellectual, psychological, and cultural point of view. Deciding to commit suicide according to fatwas you believe in is a legitimate matter for the jihadists. To judge your family and children with the same ruling, which raises discussion and astonishment, especially since there was an opportunity for both men – Al-Quraishi and Al-Baghdadi – to send their families and carry out the suicide operation, and perhaps CNN’s bold report (titled The Dark Side of the Operation to Kill the Leader of ISIS) sheds light On this moral and human aspect, which unfortunately has been completely neglected by the Arab media, as it raises the same question marks about the killing of children and civilians, which are crimes that the American novel tried to blame for both leaders, without providing complete and convincing answers.

In the text of the news also, both men were killed in the northwestern Idlib regions, which are under the control of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the fierce enemy of ISIS. Most of it was facilitated by other brigades such as “Guardians of Religion” (Hurras Aldeen) or others who are present in that area, but the important thing is that both leaders resorted to areas under the influence of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, in view of the violent conflict, infidelity and hatred between them, which means that the security covers of the organization It has been revealed in a large way, especially that many of its leaders and some of Al-Quraishi’s assistants were killed or arrested recently.

This and that leads us to the fact that the organization may remain, due to the current circumstances, and due to the great legacy of ending its state militarily, with thousands of followers stuck or under the domination of its ideology. It is capable of recruiting and mobilizing tens of thousands from outside or even inside, and not possessing the crisis of psychological warfare, controlling the minds of supporters and intimidating opponents, as was the case before, as ISIS moves today as a normal organization, like other organizations, even if it expanded in Africa and controlled vast areas or he returned with force in Afghanistan or benefited from the turbulent conditions in Iraq and Syria. The boom that accompanied it in the beginning ended and no longer exists, and the death of the new leader only after less than three years of the previous leader is clear evidence of that.

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