Islamic State’s ability to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe will be damaged by the death of the group’s deputy leader, experts say.
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, killed this week in a US air strike near al-Bab in Aleppo province, was the principal architect of Isil’s global terrorism operations.
“We can hope for a small respite as the internal reorganisation takes place,” Kyle Orton at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, told the Telegraph. “We’ll see some kind of power struggle over Adnani’s various roles that buys us some time and perhaps does some institutional damage to the cohesiveness of the caliphate.”
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