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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS chief reported dead after militants lose Mosul

1 year, 3 months ago
BEIRUT: Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the militants¬†from their one-time biggest stronghold of Mosul. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a longtime…

Daesh leader Baghdadi in audio message says no Mosul retreat

1 year, 11 months ago
BAGHDAD: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a "caliphate" two years ago. "Do not retreat," said a voice presented as…

Lebanon detains wife of IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

3 years, 10 months ago
BEIRUT/DAMASCUS: The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a setback to the group as it comes under increased…

IS releases audio of chief Baghdadi after death rumours

3 years, 11 months ago
BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group released a defiant audio recording Thursday it said was of chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after air strikes on jihadist leaders in Iraq sparked rumours he had been wounded or killed.

ISIL says it beheaded U.S. journalist; holds another

4 years, 1 month ago
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT: Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they…