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New Islamic State chief 'a nobody': US official

Washington - The new leader of the Islamic State group is "a nobody" with little apparent reputation but the United States hopes he will be killed soon, a US official said Wednesday.

IS names Baghdadi successor, threatens US: statement

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, said a statement released Thursday."We mourn you...

Informant who fingered IS leader likely to reap huge reward: report

Washington - An informant who provided crucial details on the movements of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader killed in a US commando raid, is likely to scoop up some or all of a $25 million reward, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Dog wounded in Baghdadi raid back on duty

Washington - The military dog slightly wounded in the US raid which resulted in the death of jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is recovering and back on duty, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.

Trump says may release partial video of Baghdadi raid

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday said he could release segments of video from the dramatic US raid that killed Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria."We may take certain parts of it and release it," Trump told reporters.

With Baghdadi gone, who is heir to the 'caliph'?

Beirut - The US declaration of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death opens the question of his succession at the helm of the Islamic State jihadist organisation and analysts say the list looks short.

Trump wins big with Baghdadi death -- and intends to milk it

Washington - President Donald Trump took a victory lap Sunday over the killing of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- and he's likely just getting warmed up.

Trump describes daring US raid as like 'a movie'

Washington - It started with eight helicopters flying low in the dark across hostile territory. It ended two hours later with one of the most wanted men in the world cornered by US soldiers, then blowing himself up.

After Baghdadi raid, Syria villagers tell of quiet neighbour

In the middle of the night amid the olive trees of northwest Syria, Abu Ahmad heard soldiers "speaking a foreign language" attack the home next door.

Baghdadi 'The Ghost': jihadist chief who oversaw IS rise and fall

Baghdad - Reclusive jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi oversaw the bloodstained rise and ultimate collapse of his Islamic State group's "caliphate" while keeping such a low profile that he was nicknamed "The Ghost".

IS head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike in Syria: reports

Jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted man, was believed Sunday to have been killed in a US special operation in northwest Syria.

IS chief refers to Syria defeat in first video in five years

Baghdad - The Islamic State group's elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first purported appearance in five years in a propaganda video released Monday, acknowledging IS's defeat in the Syrian town of Baghouz while threatening "revenge" attacks.

IS chief refers to Baghouz, Sri Lanka in first video in five years

Baghdad - The Islamic State group's elusive chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released Monday by the jihadist organisation.

As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?

Baghdad - The world's most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his "caliphate" crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday.

IS leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive

Paris - US-backed forces have launched an offensive on the Islamic State group's last stronghold in eastern Syria, but the man dubbed the world's "most wanted"-- IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- could yet again slip through the net, experts warn.

US-led coalition says IS leadership 'irrelevant'

Beirut - The US-led coalition said Thursday the leadership of the Islamic State group was now "irrelevant" after IS issued an audio message it said was by its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

IS chief Baghdadi urges 'jihad' in purported new recording

Beirut - The leader of the Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to wage "jihad" in a purported new audio recording released on Wednesday.

IS chief Baghdadi urges 'jihad' in purported new recording

Beirut - The leader of the Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to wage "jihad" in a purported new audio recording released on Wednesday.

After long silence, IS says chief calls on jihadists to 'resist'

Birut - The Islamic State group released a recording Thursday of what it says is its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calling on jihadists under pressure in Syria and Iraq to "resist" their enemies.

US verifying IS chief recording, but says 'no reason to doubt' authenticity

Washington - The United States is still trying to verify a purported recording of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who had been rumored to be dead, but suggested audio released Thursday could well be real.

IS chief calls on jihadists to 'resist', in apparent recording

Birut - The Islamic State group released an audio recording Thursday of what it said was its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calling on members under pressure in Syria and Iraq to "resist" their enemies.

Pentagon chief says he thinks IS leader Baghdadi is alive

Washington - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead."I think Baghdadi's alive...

Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death

Moscow - Moscow on Monday said it was struggling to confirm if the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, a month after reporting his possible demise.

US has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead: Mattis

Washington - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, after reports from Syria that the jihadist leader had been killed.

US can't confirm Baghdadi death reports

Washington - The US general who heads the coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Tuesday he had no information that would confirm or deny claims the jihadists' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.

Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss

Birut - Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday as his cross-border "caliphate" falls apart.

Syria monitor says IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead

Birut - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said Tuesday it had information from top Islamic State group leaders confirming the death of the jihadist organisation's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss

Baghdad - Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose through the ranks quietly and patiently to become global jihad's undisputed supremo.

Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss

Baghdad - Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose through the ranks quietly and patiently to become global jihad's undisputed supremo.

Baghdadi: The enigmatic IS jihadist chief

Baghdad - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose from obscurity to lead the world's most infamous and feared jihadist group, but shuns the spotlight and cultivates an aura of mystery.
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