Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, architect of ISIL’s external operations and its spokesman, was killed in a U.S. airstrike on Aug. 30. His death represents the biggest setback to the organization since it launched its murderous rampage in June of 2014. U.S. military officials tell Target USA that ISIL is losing money, territory, fighters and of course leaders, and the U.S.-led coalition is preparing for two epic battles in Mosul and Raqqa that would end ISIL as we know it. In this episode, the head of U.S. Central Command General Joseph Votel tells Target USA, “we’re now into the heart of the caliphate.” He and other U.S. military officials reveal details that make it clear ISIL is preparing for an apocalyptic, end of days fight.
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