4 Feb 2022

Analysis on Islamic State leader's death

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 4 February 2022

A US special mission in northern Syria has ended in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi.

The operation targeted a safe house in the rebel held Idlib province.

Thirteen other people, including women and children, were also killed when al-Qurayshi detonated a bomb that killed him and members of his own family, rather than face capture.

Author of Syria Unmasked and former executive director of the Global Policy Forum James Paul spoke to Corin Dann.