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Islamic State leader Baghdadi resurfaces, urges supporters to attack West

Baghdadi’s speech was mainly focused on decline of American influence around the world and claimed credit on behalf of the Islamic State.

23 Aug 2018 2:00 PM

ISIS chief Baghdadi urges Muslims to wage ‘jihad’ in purported new audio recording

It is the first purported recording of the ISIS leader to be released since September last year.

23 Aug 2018 10:03 AM

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son killed in Syria

The group's statement showed an image of a young boy carrying an assault rifle and gave no further details.

05 Jul 2018 8:51 AM

Syrian forces take ISIS 'capital': 5 things to know about battle of Raqqa

Raqqa was the first city to fall into the hands of Islamic State militants.

18 Oct 2017 11:18 AM

ISIS chief Baghdadi calls on jihadists to 'resist' enemies in apparent recording

Rumours have abounded about Baghdadi's own health and movements, but his whereabouts remain unclear.

29 Sep 2017 8:17 AM


ISIS leader al-Baghdadi appears to be still alive, claims top US commander

Army Lt Gen Stephen Townsend said his belief stemmed from a lack of evidence he had seen 'rumor or otherwise' that al-Baghdadi was dead.

01 Sep 2017 10:59 AM

We have information that ISIS leader Baghdadi is alive: Kurdish official

The official said that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located in southern Syria in the city of Raqqa.

17 Jul 2017 2:19 PM

Pentagon chief says US has no proof of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi's death

Baghdadi has kept a low profile but was rumored to move regularly throughout ISIS-held territory in Iraq and Syria.

14 Jul 2017 9:04 PM

Now, Syria monitor says ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead; US skeptical

Russia's military said in mid-June that it was seeking to verify whether it had killed the ISIS chief in an air strike in Syria in May.

11 Jul 2017 6:56 PM

Trump congratulates Iraqis on liberation of Mosul from ISIS

The US-led coalition that backed the Mosul offensive is supporting another assault on ISIS's Syrian bastion Raqa.

11 Jul 2017 3:44 PM


Jihad to proliferate despite blow to ISIS

The battle to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second city and ISIS’ capital, began in October last year.

05 Jul 2017 2:28 AM

Terrorist Baghdadi is definitely dead: Iran confirms ISIS leader’s demise

Baghdadi has frequently been reported killed or wounded since he declared a caliphate to rule over all Muslims in 2014.

30 Jun 2017 12:30 PM

Iraqi forces take landmark Mosul mosque blown up by ISIS

The mosque's destruction came three days after government forces launched an assault on the Old City.

29 Jun 2017 5:36 PM

Next ISIS chief could be from Saddam army

If Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Army officers under Saddam Hussein.

25 Jun 2017 5:22 AM

ISIS chief al-Baghdadi's death near 100 per cent certain: Russian media

Russia's defense ministry said a week ago it believed it may have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes.

23 Jun 2017 6:42 PM


ISIS destroys 800-yr-old Mosul mosque where al-Baghdadi became 'caliph'

US-led coalition condemned the destruction as a crime against 'the people of Mosul and all of Iraq'..

22 Jun 2017 8:25 AM

Russia cannot confirm whether ISIS leader al-Baghdadi dead: report

US defense officials last week said they were unable to confirm the reports about Baghdadi’s death.

20 Jun 2017 6:04 PM

Russia to verify whether it killed IS leader after US-led coalition raises doubt

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May

16 Jun 2017 6:35 PM

Russia claims it has killed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The ministry said the strike came as IS leaders gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa, the group's de facto capital.

16 Jun 2017 1:34 PM

IS leader'’s aide Abdurakhmon Uzbeki killed by US forces: official

Thomas said Uzbeki helped facilitate the attack on the exclusive Istanbul nightclub Reina in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve.

22 Apr 2017 9:56 AM