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Risk of attacks, security tightens in France

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

28th Oct, 2019. 11:45 pm
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France's interior minister Christophe Castaner

Security is being tightened in France amid fears of revenge attacks after the death of the terror group ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner directed all security agencies to remain high alert following the after effect of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death.

Earlier on Sunday US Special Forces launched an operation following the approval of President Trump, killing ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

American President Donald Trump said al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest during a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by United States Special Forces, preliminary tests had confirmed his identity, he added.

According to senior Pentagon officials, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a covert operation in the Idlib, a city in northwestern Syria.

It should be noted that in the past there have been numerous claims came forward regarding the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi was the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) better known as ISIS.

In June 2014, he was chosen caliph by the majlis-ash-shura, representing the Islamic State.

The group has been added in the list of terrorist organizations by the United Nations, as well as by the European Union and many individual states.

Baghdadi was designated as a global Terrorist by the United States.

He was directly involved in atrocities and human rights violations like sex slavery and executions via hacking, stoning, and burning, producing videos displaying mass crucifixions.

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