"He died like a coward." That's how President Donald Trump reported the death of long-hunted ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Sunday. The self-appointed caliph, allegedly "whimpering and crying," blew himself and his three children up when cornered by American commandos in northwestern Syria. But U.S. officials quickly cast doubt on the more colorful part of Trump's account, saying the drone feed he watched didn't relay such sounds.
Is this a major blow for ISIS? Analysts note that while it has also been hobbled by the loss of its territory in Iraq and Syria, its potential to regroup shouldn't be ignored.