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The Other al-Baghdadi — and the Christians Fighting for Freedom in Syria

National Review - 2017-10-10 14:04
Raqqa, Syria — The soldiers of the Syriac Military Council sit on a rug in an abandoned home in the urban wreckage of the caliphate’s capital, perhaps 200 yards from ISIS, drinking tea and chain-smoking. The predominantly Christian unit is a small but sym ...

IS Commander Close to Baghdadi Killed near Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:08
ERBIL- A commander from the Islamic State (IS) organization with close ties with the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed on Saturday. Russia Today reported Abu Tareq, a former senior Iraqi army official who had escaped from a prison in Iraq, was am ...

IS Releases Audio Message from Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-09-29 01:50
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) released an audio message on Thursday, of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, exhorting the group’s members to keep fighting despite major losses in both Syria and Iraq. The audio reportedly includes religious scriptures, and ...

U.S. commander says Islamic State chief Baghdadi probably still alive

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears to be still alive, a top US military commander said on Friday, contradicting Russia’s claims that it probably killed the top counter terror target months ago. “Do I believe he’s alive? ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Believed to Be Alive and Hiding

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be alive and hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, between Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. According to General Stephen Townsend, Chie ...

IS Executes 3 Brothers for Refusing to Join the Group in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-17 13:46
ANBAR — The Islamic State (IS) executed three brothers from al-Qaim town, in western Anbar province, after they refused to join the extremist organization. Qatari al-Obeidi, a leader from a local tribal force in al-Baghdadi town, told Al Sumaria News tha ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi Living in Deir Al-Zour, Syria: Sources

BAS News - 2017-07-26 15:29
ERBIL — Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper quoted sources as saying that the Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is still alive and is residing in a countryside of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. The newspaper said that the recent reports about Baghd ...

IS Supreme Leader al-Baghdadi “Still Alive”: US

BAS News - 2017-07-22 10:46
“We are going after him,” Defence Secretary Mattis says ERBIL — US Defence Secretary James Mattis has stated that he believes the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is still alive. "I think Baghdadi's alive... And I'll believe otherw ...

Daesh in organisational disarray – Life under Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-19 15:41
Al-Baghdadi’s reported death leads to disarray in Daesh’s ranks On 11 July, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that it had received news from a source inside the Daesh leadership structure, that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghda ...

Lahur Talabany: Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed. “Baghdadi is definit ...

Iraqi CT: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Still Alive in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-16 18:43
ERBIL— The Counter-terrorism and Intelligence Service of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior refutes the reports over the death of the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, stating Baghdadi is alive near the city of Raqqa in Syria. Iraqi Counter-Ter ...

Iraqi interior ministry official: ISIS leader Baghdadi still alive in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-07-16 17:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive in Syria, a senior official at the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, refuting widely shared reports about the group’s founder’s death. Abu ali al-Basri, head of the ministry’s int ...

IS Supreme Leader al-Baghdadi “Still Alive”: Iraqi Interior Ministry

BAS News - 2017-07-16 14:38
BAGHDAD — Refuting reports on the death of the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader, the Iraqi interior ministry has claimed that Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi to be still alive. “According to monitoring cells and accurate information about his movement, and since ...

IS Leader Baghdadi’s Death Cannot Be Confirmed or Denied: US

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:29
ERBIL — US Department of Defence has said that the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi cannot be confirmed dead by its sources. "We assume he's alive until it's proven otherwise. And right now, I can't prove it otherwise,” Defense Sec ...

IS leader in Hawija proclaims himself emir after Baghdadi’s death reports

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 13:37
WAAR-DUHOK: A senior Islamic State leader in Kirkuk’s Hawija has declared himself a new supreme leader, adding to the state of chaos within the group’s ranks that followed reports of the death of the group’s founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Abu Haitham al ...

U.S. says cannot confirm Baghdadi is dead

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State does not have concrete information about whether Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the senior U.S. general leading the campaign said on Tuesday, July 11. ...

Syrian Observatory Confirms IS Chief Al-Baghdadi’s Death

BAS News - 2017-07-11 16:41
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi has been killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which claims that it has "confirmed information.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it has "c ...

IS Planning to Declare Baghdadi’s Successor

BAS News - 2017-07-11 15:17
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) organization in Tel Afar, the IS-held town in west of Mosul, has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi and revealed that the group is planning to appoint Baghdadi’s successor. A local source, quoted by Als ...

Islamic State nears its end

The Economist - 2017-07-06 19:07
THE fireworks have been ordered. Street parties are planned. The Iraqi government has prepared a week of festivities to mark the fall of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Three years after seizing control of the great alluvial plains of t ...

IS Chief Al-Baghdadi’s Senior Assistant Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-06 14:56
MOSUL — The Iraqi forces killed the general assistant of the Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi on Thursday while advancing in al-Maidan, the last IS-held neighbourhood in Old City district in west Mosul. Iraqi forces are engaged in violent s ...

IS Leader Baghdadi’s Postman Killed in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-07-04 16:22
ERBIL— In an ambush set by the intelligence forces from Diyala the postman of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in the province on Tuesday. Sadiq Husseini, the chairman of the security committee at Diyala Provincial Council, told ...

IS Burns Cleric Who Hinted Al-Baghdadi’s Death

BAS News - 2017-07-03 11:42
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly burnt the cleric who indirectly confirmed the death of the group’s leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi. Abu Qutaiba, an IS cleric, admitted that Baghdadi is dead while he burst into tears when he mentioned his name ...

Islamic State prescribes 50 lashes for bringing up Baghdadi’s death

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State has prescribed a punishment of 50 lashes for whoever brings up the issue of the survival of the group’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadil, a local source said Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Alsumaria News, ...

Imam admits death of IS chief al-Baghdadi

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
The imam of a mosque known as Abu Qutaiba in Tal Afar, a town held by the Islamic State (IS) in west of Mosul, indirectly confirmed the death of IS leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi while delivering the Friday khutbah (sermon). ...

IS Arrests Imam Who Confirmed Baghdadi’s Death

BAS News - 2017-07-01 19:15
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday arrested the imam of a mosque in the IS-held town of Tal Afar in Nineveh province, only one day after he indirectly confirmed the death of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Iraqi al-Sumanria news reporte ...

IS Imam Admits Death of IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-07-01 09:51
ERBIL — On Friday, June 30, the imam of a mosque known as Abu Qutaiba in Tal Afar, a town held by the Islamic State (IS) in west of Mosul, indirectly confirmed the death of IS leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi while delivering the Friday khutbah (sermon). Abu ...

Iranian Army Verifies Death of IS Supreme Leader al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-30 00:19
ERBIL — The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has verified the killing of the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi, saying the report is confirmed “through multiple channels”. Earlier this month and after several media reports, Russian Deput ...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Grand Nuri Mosque in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-29 13:36
MOSUL — Iraqi forces announced the liberation of Grand Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul where Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi proclaimed his self-styled caliphate in June 2014. Recapturing the mosque marks a significant moment in the Mosul assault, placing the Iraqi arm ...

Iraq military says it has retaken iconic Mosul mosque

Waar Media - 2017-06-29 13:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi military announced on Thursday that special forces had recaptured the iconic Mosul mosque where jihadist chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only known public appearance. A top special forces commander told AFP that while the Nuri m ...

Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday. ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

Iraqi Forces 200m Away from Grand Mosque in Mosul: CTS Commander

BAS News - 2017-06-21 12:11
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces managed to further advance towards Nuri Grand Mosque, located in Mosul’s Old City district, where the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi declared his self-styled caliphate back in June 2014. The Command ...

Russia says might have killed IS leader Baghdadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian northern city of Raqqa may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) in late May, R ...

Russia Says May Have Struck IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-16 10:27
ERBIL — Russian defence ministry said on Friday that one of the air strikes conducted by Russian war jets may have eliminated the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in Syria. An air strike may have killed ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi No Longer Has a Leading Role

BAS News - 2017-06-12 20:04
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has limited the role of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and sent a 12-member leadership council to the Syrian territories under the name of “negotiating committee” to practically lead the extremist organization, informed Sy ...

Syrian State TV Claims ISIS Chief Al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian state television has reported that the leader of Islamic State (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghadi has been killed in an air strike in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian state television claims that the IS chief al-Baghdadi was struck in a massive air ra ...

Syrian State TV Claims IS Chief Al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-11 11:21
RAQQA — Syrian state television has reported that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghadi has been killed in an air strike in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian state television claims that the IS chief al-Baghdadi was struck in a massive air raid in ...

IS-Gegner melden strategische Erfolge

Deutsche Welle - 2017-06-04 17:33
Schiitische Einheiten haben die IS-Milizien aus Baadsch im Norden des Irak vertrieben. In der Gegend vermuten die USA den IS-Führer Al-Baghdadi. Auch in Syrien geraten die Dschihadisten zunehmend unter Druck. ...

Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul Surrounded by IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-05-31 18:35
MOSUL — The Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul wherein the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had announced the establishment of the self-proclaimed caliphate in 2014 has been surrounded by IS militants. The streets around the Mosque have been clo ...

Baghdadi Flees Mosul: Commander

BAS News - 2017-05-15 17:19
ERBIL— Abubakir al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) organization, has abandoned his militants in the frontlines of Mosul and fled to an unidentified location, Iraqi media reported on Monday. The sources quoted a commander from the Iraqi Cou ...

Aide to IS Leader Baghdadi Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:36
ISTANBUL — A close aide to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike on Sunday. The IS militant was formerly a high-ranking member of the al-Qaeda group. Previous to that he was an Iraqi army brigadier. He along with four ...

IS Chief Baghdadi Leaves His Followers to Die in Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-13 14:32
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) Leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul and reportedly headed to Syria. General Maan al-Saadi, an official from the Iraqi counter-terrorism service told Al Arabiya that the IS chief Abubakr al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul and ...

Baghdadi's Muezzin Killed by Resistance Fighters in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-02 20:24
ERBIL— A close aide to the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by a group of fighters from the so called IS-Resistance Front in central Mosul on Thursday. Shafaq News quoted an informed source as saying Ammar Abdulsalam Hazm was gun ...

D.E.S.I. Confirms and Russia Denies Arrestment of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 21:23
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the Information Office of the Secretary General of the DESI European Department of Security and Information which announced today that “the office had received accurate information indicating that the leader of al-Qaeda [ISIS] “A ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrested: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:54
He was arrested in early April in Syria ERBIL— The leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested by the Russian and Syrian joint forces, according to a report by Russia Today (RT). RT cited a press release by the European Depart ...

IS Chief Baghdadi Is in Syria near Iraqi Border: Iraqi Intelligence

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:23
Bghdadi has left for Syria a long time ago ERBIL — Iraqi Falcon Intelligence Cell (FIC) announced on Monday that the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi is still alive and he is living on the Syrian soil near the Iraqi border. FIC reported tha ...

IS Chief Al-Baghdadi Has Fled Mosul Long Time Ago: PM Abadi

BAS News - 2017-04-04 18:39
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the information available about the Islamic State (IS) chief Abubakir al-Baghdadi indicates that he has fled Mosul a long time ago. Abadi pointed out that the Iraqi forces liberated the left side of ...

Muere el «número 2» del Estado Islámico en un ataque en Irak

Larazon - 2017-04-03 04:32
El lugarteniente de Abu Baker Al Baghdadi en Mosul, Ayad Hamed al Yamili, habría sido eliminado en un ataque aéreo dirigido por la Coalición Internacional. Su muerte fue confirmada ayer por la Inteligencia militar iraquí en un comunicado sin precisar la ...

IS Leader Believed to Be Surrounded on West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:06
SOFIA — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is believed to be surrounded by the Iraqi government forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, an Iraqi army source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Sputn ...

IS Second-in-Command Killed in Western Anbar, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-01 15:51
He was struck by the Iraqi Air Force ANBAR — Iraqi Military intelligence announced on Saturday that the Islamic State (IS) second-in-command after al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike west of Anbar province, Iraq. The intelligence said in a statement ...

Civilian deaths, Old City fight force Mosul battle rethink

Reuters - 2017-03-27 16:11
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Perched in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred meters of the mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al—Baghdadi declared his caliphate ne ...

IS Chief Al-Baghdadi's Role in Mosul Ended: Commander

BAS News - 2017-03-26 18:17
He has no longer a role in the fight in Mosul MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) chief Abubakir al-Baghdadi is not in central Mosul where the military operations are taking place, and he has no role over the fight in Mosul, said Nineveh operations commander ...

IS Trainer of Al-Baghdadi's Snipers Captured in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-03-26 13:44
He was in charge of training the IS snipers tasked with protecting al-Baghdadi ANBAR — The Iraqi military intelligence managed to locate and capture the trainer of the snipers who are tasked with protecting the Islamic State (IS) chief Abubakir al-Baghda ...
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