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Tag: Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

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Column: Baghdadi Is Dead, Not the IS

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Islamic State (IS) chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have killed himself by detonating a suicide vest to avoid capture by the US forces inside a tunnel in Syria on October 26 but his violent legacy is still being discussed amidst fears that his followers may soon re-group themselves under a new […]

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Turkey Captures Baghdadi's Sister In Syria

Ankara: Turkish forces have captured slain Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister in northern Syria, a government official confirmed here on Tuesday. The 65-year-old woman, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained on Monday alongside several family members near the Syrian town of Azaz, which is controlled by Turkish-backed forces in the region, Efe […]

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IS insider who informed about Baghdadi to get $25 mn reward

Washington/Baghdad: An Islamic State (IS) insider played a major role in the US operation that resulted in the death of terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The informer, a man of unknown nationality, provided detailed information about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s final hideout, the Daily Mail reported, citing a US daily. During the US operation, a “well-placed […]

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Trump Says Baghdadi's Top Replacement Also 'Terminated'

Washington: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the US had “terminated” the “number one replacement” to ISIS leader and world’s most terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was killed in an American raid in Syria. President Trump announced on Sunday that Baghdadi, believed to be 48-year-old, blew himself in his suicide vest as the ISIS leader […]

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Column: The End of Baghdadi

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Among British newspapers, the Guardian seems to have given the most authentic and graphic account of the last moments of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the dreaded Islamic State leader who met his end in a dead-end tunnel in northwestern Syria. The paper’s Middle East Correspondent, Martin Chulov begins his story as if […]

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Twitterati Slam Washington Post's Obit Headline On Baghdadi

New Delhi: Social media users are having a field day mocking The Washington Post headline that called Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi “austere religious scholar” after the dreaded terrorist was killed in a US raid. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48” read the obituary headline […]

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IS captive reveals helping CIA hunt for Baghdadi

London: The most senior female Islamic State (IS) captive has played a central role in the CIA’s hunt Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, helping identify safe houses used by the fugitive terror leader and in one case pinpointing his location in Mosul, Iraq, the Guardian reported. The captive, Nisrine Assad Ibrahim, better known as Umm Sayyaf, has […]

Baghdadi fled Iraq in 'yellow taxi' to avoid suspicion

Baghdad: Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly fled from Iraq to Syria in a yellow taxi to avoid drawing suspicion. An intelligence source claimed the IS chief was hiding in Rawa, northwestern Iraq, when troops entered Qaim some 50 miles away near the Syrian border, the Daily Mail reported. Al-Baghdadi felt his presence […]

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