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Isis leader Baghdadi's son killed in Syria, terror group claims

In The News, 4 July 2018
International Security Studies, Iraq, Counterinsurgency, Syria, Terrorism, Middle East and North Africa
The death of his son potentially deprives him of an heir, according to Raffaello Pantucci, director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI). He said the death could serve to inspire the group further, "and highlight how the many young cubs of the caliphate are useable as terrorist tools, something which people may have worried about. But such a clear leadership signal on this topic will bolster people's use of them as potential attackers".

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Raffaello Pantucci
Director of International Security Studies

Raffaello Pantucci's research focuses on counter-terrorism as well as China's relations with its Western neighbours. Prior to coming to... read more