ISIS leader who died in US raid in Syria assumed low profile as terror network expanded

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ISIS leader killed by US in Syria, but group has expanded global reach

Though ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi is dead, experts say the terror network has expanded its reach and has a continuity plan in place.

  • Al-Qurayshi detonated a bomb that killed himself and several other people, including his wife and children, in a U.S. raid.
  • But the terror network he oversaw has a continuity of operations plan, experts say.
  • The group, experts and U.S. intelligence officials said, still poses a threat to U.S. interests.

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration celebrated its killing of the leader of ISIS this week, but there are signs the terror network is regrouping, expanding far outside of its Middle East stronghold – and potentially poised to strike American targets anywhere in the world.

“Thanks to the bravery of our troops, this horrible terrorist leader is no more,” President Joe Biden said Thursday in announcing the U.S. military raid against Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi in northwest Syria.

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