A top ISIS official, captured by Turkish and Iraqi forces, revealed that, as of about a year ago, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, self-styled caliph of the Islamic State, was alive and well.
As the caliphate was rapidly disintegrating due to massive territorial losses, al-Baghdadi called together his top sergeants to talk about insuring the future of the organization. The topic he was most concerned with was rewriting the terror group’s educational curriculum, according to the operative, named as Abu Zaid al-Iraqi. It was the third such meeting on the subject with the ISIS leader.
The following is Clarion Project’s (unfortunate) take on the subject: