What has al-Baghdadi’s death changed?
Not a long time ago I wrote about a recording published in April 2019, in which the leader of the so-called Islamic State called Islamic fundamentalists to carry out terrorist attacks (Polish only).
I mentioned as well that the Americans had already announced Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death several times. This time apparently it has really happened. What does that mean for the global fight with terrorism? Unfortunately not much. ISIS structures are not based on power consolidated in the hands of one person, and local leaders have much flexibility in taking decisions independently. The leader’s public appearances were very rare. One of the very few such appearances that will be remembered was when in 2014 he announced the establishment of the Islamic State in the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul . The 800-year-old mosque was later blown up by ISIS before they lost Mosul.
We are rebuilding workplaces destroyed by terrorists.
The ‘Great Job’ project aims at the reconstruction of destroyed workplaces for the families that decided to take that difficult step and return home.
Nineveh in terrorists’ hands.
On the occasion of the forthcoming third anniversary of the launch of the Battle of Mosul I would like to remind you why we are so consequently trying to help ISIS’s victims. Because a picture usually captures one’s imagination more than words, I will show you several photos that we took in the cities that were occupied by terrorists.
When we visited Batnaya in March 2017, unburied corpses of ISIS militants were still lying under the rubble. In the destroyed cemetery the remains of people buried there were visible in open graves. Yellow frames were placed on the streets to warn against unexploded mortars fixed in the asphalt. There were many wrecks of car bombs that ISIS was using for suicide attacks.