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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 ...

Iraqi Forces Tracking Down IS Leader Al-Baghdadi in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-15 17:46
MOSUL — Iraqi forces are preparing to attack the leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) as soon as his exact location is uncovered, the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command said on Wednesday. The Spokesperson for the Iraqi Special Operations Comman ...

PM Abadi: Battle Against IS in "Final Stages" in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:06
IS militants must surrender or be prepared to die, Haidar al-Abadi says MOSUL — Iraqi forces are on a mission to recapture the Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old City area, where the Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed himself the ruler ...

IS Leader Hiding Underground Near Syrian Border: Iraqi Minister

BAS News - 2017-03-09 21:31
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Interior Minister Jabir Zubaidi claims that the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is hiding in an area near Rutba and Qaim districts of western Iraq. “According to the intelligence gathered by our forces, Abu Bakir al-Baghda ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi Has Left for Syria: Golden Brigade Commander

BAS News - 2017-03-09 13:09
Baghdadi's location was discovered through his phone calls, Fazil Barwari says ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi has left Nineveh in Iraq and is currently hiding in Syria. Fazil Barwari, the commander of Iraqi Golden Brigade enga ...

IS Leader Hiding in Desert

BAS News - 2017-03-09 04:38
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left Mosul and is now hiding out in the desert among sympathetic civilians, according to US and Iraqi officials. However, his exact whereabouts are unknown as he rarely uses trackable commun ...

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi’s Cousin Captured by Iraqi Forces

Waar Media - 2017-03-05 10:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi forces claimed they have captured the Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi’s cousin who is also a high-ranking member of the group. He was captured on Friday in Josaq district in west Mosul where the Iraqi troops are closing ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi's Cousin Captured by Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-03-05 09:12
He was also a high-ranking member of the IS group MOSUL — Iraqi forces claimed they have captured the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi's cousin who is also a high-ranking member of the group. He was captured on Friday in Josaq district in w ...

Iraqi Intelligence Service Monitoring Al-Baghdadi's Movements: Official

BAS News - 2017-03-02 11:34
Abubakir al-Baghdadi's recent order for his followers remains unconfirmed MOSUL — Iraqi government has not yet been able to confirm the authenticity of the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi's new order in which he asks his followers to hide ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi Asks Militants to Resort to Mountains: Source

BAS News - 2017-02-28 20:20
The source says the IS leader asked militants to hide in the mountains MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi has asked the members and supporters of his organization to escape and hide in the mountains, Iraqi al-Sumaria news reported on ...

Abu-Bakr Baghdadi No Longer in Mosul: MP

BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:26
He says in Mosul operation priority is now given to securing liberated areas ERBIL— There are intelligence reports which suggest that Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the emir of the extremist Islamic State (IS) organization has left Mosul, said a Kurdish lawmaker. ...

IS Leaders Discuss Appointment of Al-Baghdadi's Successor

BAS News - 2017-02-14 15:51
Reports on his death remain unconfirmed ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi may have been killed during a strike by the Iraqi army. The strike on a house in Iraq's western province of Anbar in a village near the town of Qaim near the ...

IS Leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi Possibly Injured in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2017-02-12 22:20
LEEDS — The Leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was possibly injured in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Air Force (IAF) in the city of Qaim on the 9th of February, the Iraqi media reported. The news however hasn't been c ...

IS Caliph Al-Baghdadi Being Monitored in Mosul: PM Abadi

BAS News - 2017-02-07 17:40
He has lost many close aides ERBIL — The leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s movements are being monitored by Iraqi authorities, according to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s words in a recent interview. “He is almost alone at th ...

IS Leader Renounces Allegiance to Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-02-05 11:34
Pledging allegiance to an invisible helpless leader is invalid, says the IS leader MOSUL — An Islamic State (IS) leader, along with his men, has reportedly renounced his allegiance to the organization's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the city of Mosul a ...

Turkey and the Alevis / Fariba Nawa

KurdPress - 2017-01-07 09:24
Letter from Istanbul In an unverified recording released in November, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State (ISIS), demanded that his followers wage war against Turkey. “Turkey today entered your range of action and the ai ...

US offers $25m reward for capture of Islamic State leader Al Baghdadi

E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Friday more than doubled the bounty on the head of the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to $25 million. The announcement by the State Department “Rewards for Justice Program” came as US-bac ...

US raises reward to $25 million to capture ISIS head al-Baghdadi

Aranews - 2016-12-16 23:04
ARA News Erbil – The US has increased the initial $10 million reward offer to $25 million in order to capture the Islamic State’s (ISIS) supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, coalition officials said on Friday. “ISIS leaders being killed one-by-one. Their ...

Besieged Islamic State militants in Mosul turn to executions and paranoia

E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A few weeks ago, a person inside Mosul began to send text messages to Iraqi military intelligence in Baghdad. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, “has become intemperate,” said the early November mess ...

British FM says Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul

E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
BAGHDAD,— The top boss of the Islamic State — who on Thursday denied the terror group was on the brink of losing control in the besieged northern Iraqi city of Mosul — has himself fled, Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson said o ...

Battle for Mosul: how Isis is losing ground

The Guardian - 2016-11-05 03:44
More than two weeks after the start of the operation to take back Iraq’s second city from Islamic State, we map the progress of the coalition forcesIn June 2014, when the leader of Isis, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared a global caliphate, he did it from Mo ...

Islamic State leader says 'no retreat' from Mosul assault

Reuters - 2016-11-03 20:51
KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a "total war" against the forces arrayed against them, as advancing soldiers battled into their northern Iraqi strongho ...

Al-Baghdadi calls for moving battles to Turkey

ANHA - 2016-11-03 14:11
NEWS DESK– the leader of IS mercenaries Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for moving ongoing battles in Mosul to Turkey, saying” Conquer it, and turn its peace into panic, and its adversity into intimidation, then make it a point of your ferocious conflicts” an ...

How important is Mosul for Isis? – video explainer

The Guardian - 2016-10-25 18:10
The battle to remove Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul is underway with thousands of Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces combining and making progress towards the outskirts. It was from Mosul that Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called ...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly spotted in Mosul

Waar Media - 2016-10-23 20:07
Waar, Duhok: Leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been reportedly spotted in his stronghold in Iraq’s Mosul three days ago, Minister of Interior of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said. Baghdadi’s appearance in Mosul comes days aft ...

Kurdish official says ISIS supreme leader al-Baghdadi still in Mosul

Aranews - 2016-10-20 03:20
ARA News Erbil – The supreme leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not left Mosul despite the start of the US-backed military campaign, Kurdish official and former minister of finance in the Iraqi government Hoshyar Z ...

ISIS releases video footage showing French church attackers

Aranews - 2016-07-28 04:10
The ISIS militant group released video footage Wednesday it said showed two men who killed a priest in a French church pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The video, posted on the ISIS news agency Amaq, shows two young men with an ISI ...

US Cannot Confirm IS Leader al-Baghdadi Killed

BasNews - 2016-06-15 02:51
US military officials remain skeptical of the report ERBIL — The US-led coalition said on Tuesday that it could not confirm the reports claiming Islamic State (IS) leader has been killed in an airstrike. The coalition spokesperson in Iraq, Chris Garver, ...

IS Starts Withdrawing Its Heavy Arms from Mosul: Kurdish Official

BasNews - 2016-06-01 11:25
Abubakir al-Baghdadi orders to set back and focus on Libya MOSUL — The recent significant damages the Kurdish Peshmerga forces have inflicted to the Islamic State (IS) near Mosul, will affect the group's military strategy in northern Iraq, says a Kurdish ...

Kurdish Anti-Terrorism Force kills Baghdadi’s security advisor

Waarmedia - 2016-05-19 18:40
Waar, Duhok: KR Security Council’s Anti-Terrorism Force has announced the killing of three Islamic State top leaders in Mosul Wednesday. In a statement, the anti-terrorism force said a coalition warplanes, in coordination with the squad, killed Ali al-Asw ...

Senior IS Leader Killed Near Mosul

BasNews - 2016-05-18 23:20
Ali al-Aswad was the head of IS intelligence affairs and a close figure to Abubakir al-Baghdadi MOSUL — Kurdish Counter-terrorism forces have confirmed the death of a senior Islamic State (IS) militants and two other jihadists in northern Iraq. Directora ...

New IS Attacks Kill 30 Iraqi Soldiers near Ramadi

BasNews - 2016-01-28 18:39
Al-Baghdadi area is placed under curfew to search for IS suicide bombers RAMADI — Islamic State (IS) militants have conducted a new wave of suicide attacks, sniper fires and roadside bombs against Iraqi security forces in and around Ramadi, the provincia ...

20 IS Militants Killed by the Iraqi Airstrike in Anbar

BasNews - 2016-01-20 17:34
A relative of Abubakir al-Baghdadi among casualties ANBAR — Iraqi warplanes have heavily pounded the Islamic State (IS) positions in Qa’eem district of Anbar province, western Iraq, killing a number of jihadists and destroying their facilities. According ...

Peshmerga Kill High-ranking IS Commander

BasNews - 2016-01-03 13:17
Abu Mahlahl was a close figure to Abubakir al-Baghdadi ERBIL – Kurdish Peshmerga forces killed a high ranking leader of the Islamic State (IS) insurgents on the Makhmour frontline in the Southern part of Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region. O ...

IS Leader Again Threatens KRG, Israel and Western Countries

BasNews - 2015-12-28 00:05
Abubakr al-Baghdadi releases audio message MOSUL — In his most recent message, Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakr al-Baghdadi has urged Muslims to rise against their governments including the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Baghdadi threatened to mak ...

ISIS militants execute Muslim preacher for insulting al-Baghdadi

Aranews - 2015-12-22 02:36
ARA News ERBIL – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Monday a Muslim preacher in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh, on charges of ‘corrupting the youth’. Mahmoud Hassan al-Hayalli, preacher and Imam of the Nour ...

Baghdadi’s advisor killed in Iraqi raid

Aranews - 2015-12-13 01:49
ARA News ERBIL – At least 15 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in an Iraqi raid near the border with Syria, among them the advisor of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, officials said on Saturday. Abu Ali al-Anbari, the main advisor of ...
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