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The Self-Proclaimed Caliph is Dead

October 27, 2019

Episode Notes:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the man who called himself "caliph" and led the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, is dead. Cornered by U.S. special operators in Syria, very close to the Turkish border, he reportedly detonated his suicide vest. Aaron Stein of the Foreign Policy Research Institute tells us what it means and puts it in the context of the Syrian civil war and U.S.-Turkish relations.

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