The Sunni Muslim terrorist trying to establish an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has made the Obama administration’s secretive “kill list.” Military officials have Presidential authorization to target individuals on the list for drone strikes and other direct means of kill or capture.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Put On Kill List
President Barack Obama has authorized targeted killings of the leaders of the al Qaeda offshoot led by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi using drone strikes or special operations, as the Iraqi terrorist on Tuesday urged jihadists to conduct worldwide attacks.
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sharm (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said in an audio release,
“There is no deed in this virtuous month or in any other month better than jihad in the path of Allah, so take advantage of this opportunity and walk the path of your righteous predecessors,” al-Baghdadi said, according to the translation. “So take up arms, take up arms, O soldiers of the Islamic State! And fight, fight!”
Baghdadi was detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, but was released soon after President Obama took office in 2009.
The insertion of hundreds of non-combat US advisers into Iraq makes sense if their mission is to locate IS forces and to target their leaders.
“Those options are being refined because the first step was to make sure we had the right intelligence architecture in place, and we’re flying a great deal of both manned and unmanned ISR—intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets,” Dempsey said. “And we’re building a picture so that if the decision were made to support the Iraqi security forces as they confront ISIL, then we could do so.”
The IS leader said his group intends to take Rome, and that taking Rome will allow him world domination.
The Telegraph reports Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is encouraging Muslims to fulfill their “duty” and immigrate to the new state. ”Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis,” he said in audio recording. “The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims.”
Additionally, Baghdadi predicts that following his advice will lead to the growth of the Islamic State. “If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills,” he said.