Small Victory(Death of ISIS founder Baghdadi–2),
The Telegraph,2nd Nov,2019,L.E

(1) Small Victory(Death of ISIS founder Baghdadi–2),
The Telegraph,2nd Nov,2019,L.E

Sir — Although the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi must have dealt a major blow to the Islamic State it is far from the end of the road for the terrorist organization.

There is a need for concerted efforts from countries across the world to finish off the Islamic State in all its regional hubs. Cutting off the sources of funding for the Islamic State and other terror organizations would be the best way of doing this.

The world must unitedly work towards ending the menace of terrorism.

(2) Scourage of Terrorism,
The Pioneer,4th,Nov,2019,L.Ebr

This refers to the article, “War on terror not over yet” (November 2) by Bhopinder Singh. Although the death of Islamic State (IS) group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi must have dealt a major blow to the IS, it is far from the end of the road for the terrorist organisation. We must not be lulled into a false sense of complacency as with the appointment of a new chief, the IS may go all out to carry out a spectacular attack in retaliation. There is need for concerted efforts from countries across the world to finish the IS in all its regional hubs. Cutting off the sources of funding for the IS and other terror organisations will be the best way of doing this. The world must unitedly work towards ending the menace of terrorism. The US and other global powers cannot abjure from their moral duty from executing a piecemeal solution to root out terrorism.