ISIS had a sad announcement to make today – sad for the terrorists, that is.

For the United States and its allies, as well as everyone who despises the barbaric 7th century practices of the Muslim butchers slaughtering their way across the Middle East and Europe.

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, has died from injuries sustained in what the Pentagon is calling a “precision strike” directed at the second-in-command of ISIS, although the Pentagon stopped short of confirming his death.

“We are still assessing the results of the strike, but al-Adnani’s removal from the battlefield would mark another significant blow to [ISIS],” said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook.

Al-Adnani may have only been No. 2, but he was No. One on the “kill list” of the U.S. with a $5 million bounty on his head primarily because he served as ISIS’s director of external operations.

ISIS has a formal hierarchy of leaders in charge of specific areas in its war against what Muhammad’s followers refer to as “the infidel” – Christians, Jews, Buddhists and anyone else who does not follow the teachings of their prophet and the Quran.

The attack occurred near the Syrian-Turkey border where Turkish air forces and the U.S. have been cooperating under in an operation known as “Nomad Shadow,” but it was not clear which country's forces killed him.

Al-Adnani was an effective propagandist who encouraged the lone-wolf attacks that have been seen in the recent past in Brussels, Nice and Germany.

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” he said in a 2014 video.

Getting more specific, he instructed his followers in methods of killing the “disbeliever.”

“Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.”

ISIS may be mourning the loss of its propaganda chief, but the rest of the world is breathing a little easier.

 

 

 

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