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ISIS after Mosul, plus the reported death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi




Iraqi forces deploy on October 17, 2016 in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Iraqi forces deploy on October 17, 2016 in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
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Iraq announced Monday that it has recaptured the city of Mosul and driven out ISIS fighters.

The victory capped a nine-month-long battle that saw much of northern Iraqi city destroyed. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the victory is a "critical milestone" in the global fight against the terrorist group, and ISIS is believed to have been significantly weakened by the defeat. What’s next for ISIS? How would the city of Mosul rebuild?

In addition, a human rights group in Syria is reporting that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed. The news has not been confirmed by the U.S.

Guests:

Jonathan Marcus, London-based Defense and Diplomatic Correspondent for the BBC who’s been following the story; he tweets @Diplo1

Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Security Studies and a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC; he is a former Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and
Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation; his new book is "Inside Terrorism