(ABC News) The leader of ISIS appears to be preparing for his own demise by looking for an heir to the terror throne, the chief of U.S. special operations said today.
"I think he's trying to be resilient. I think he's trying to develop some level of follow-on leadership so in the event something happens to him that somebody will know to carry on," Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said today at the Aspen Security Forum.
Votel declined to elaborate on Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi's condition or altered role in the organization. Past media reports suggested that al-Baghdadi had been wounded, but at the time U.S. military officials said they could not confirm those reports.
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