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Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, also known as Haji Iman and Abu Alaa al-Afri, was a veteran jihadist with a bounty of $7 million on his head.
The larger fallacy in viewing the attacks in Paris and elsewhere as a shift in strategy is the premise that the ISIS state-building project and the notion of attacking the far enemy are mutually exclusive. ISIS hopes to instill terror in its enemies and reinforce Muslim versus non-Muslim divides in civilian populations. It hopes to sow division and discord on the enemies' home fronts.
If all we do is destroy ISIS, other terrorist organizations will spring up in what would continue to be an ungoverned space. We need a coherent political solution, which will best be constructed through diplomacy, not the war rooms of the Pentagon, NATO and Moscow. And we can use history as our guide.
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