Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on a possible attack on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

The impact of an attack on al-Baghdadi may depend on how well Islamic State has groomed new leadership, said Fred Hof, a former special representative on Syria for the State Department who is now at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

“If there is a functioning and competent chain of command, then the death or incapacitation of Baghdadi and other senior leaders could be a blip,” Hof said by e-mail. “An important one, but a blip nonetheless.”

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