This is coolbert:
"BOOM: ISIS: Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead"
So is the allegation and unconfirmed at this point. Wounded or deceased none of this is clear.
And too also expect this TO BECOME AN OBJECT OF CONTROVERSY!
This is a targeted assassination of a political leader or the killing of the enemy commander on the battlefield? Such will be the issue.
"Coming after almost a week of speculation following a US airstrike in western Iraq, it now appears that ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died. In a claim circulated through an ISIS website the leader has died."
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“'We will soon publish details about the killing of the Caliphate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the nomination of a new Caliphate for the Islamic State.'”
Read WHY this has the potentiality to become controversial. And also perhaps an item with legal consequences that is now and has been the subject of debate. EVER SINCE IT SEEMS SINCE THAT ERA OF WORLD WAR TWO [WW2].
"Admiral Yamamoto and the Justification of Targeted Killing"
Yamamoto we fully understand WAS AN ENEMY COMBAT COMMANDER IN THE AREA OF HOSTILITIES AND A LEGITIMATE TARGET.
A man such as Al Baghdadi wielding POLITICAL AUTHORITY is the issue generating a degree of debate.
It can be argued that those aviators at that exact moment of executing the mission were unaware that the Caliph was among those in the convoy. That too will be a subject of inquiry.
THIS STORY UNFOLDS AS WE SPEAK.