A false alarm and a confirmed kill

On Sunday, the Iraqi government declared that its air force had struck a convoy carrying Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to a big Legion of Doom ISIS meet-up in western Iraq, but that turned out to have been a bit of a false alarm. Baghdadi was probably never in the convoy. Oh well, it’s not the first… Continue reading A false alarm and a confirmed kill

ISIS may be down to their third-string #2 guy

The White House is saying that an airstrike earlier this week in Mosul, Iraq, killed ISIS’s “second-in-command,” Hajji Mutazz (AKA Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali), along with one of the group’s “media operatives” (seriously?), a guy named Abu Abdullah. This is the second third time Mutazz has been “killed” in an American airstrike, which is either an… Continue reading ISIS may be down to their third-string #2 guy