Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Baghdadi's wife revealed IS group secrets after capture
The wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed "a lot of information" about the jihadist group's "inner workings" after she was captured last year, a Turkish official said.
Turkey says it captured sister of dead IS leader
Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday.
Islamic State confirms Baghdadi death, names new leader
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... commander of the faithful," an audio statement read by Abu Hamza al-Quraishi, presented as the jihadist group's spokesman, said.
Hero" dog to get a White House homecoming, says Trump
The "hero" dog wounded in the US commando raid that culminated in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is getting a White House homecoming next week, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Trump revealed that the military dog, a Belgian Malinois, is named "Conan" -- heretofore a closely guarded secret because the information…
Trump says Baghdadi's top replacement also 'terminated'
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the person likely to be first in line to replace Islamic State's slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has also been "terminated."
Kayla Mueller, IS victim who gave name to anti-Baghdadi operation
The US special forces raid targeting jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named for Kayla Mueller, a young aid worker who was one of several Americans killed while being held by the Islamic State group.
Baghdadi 'The Ghost': jihadist chief who oversaw IS rise and fall
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". After proclaiming himself caliph in 2014, Baghdadi held sway over seven million people across swathes of Syria and Iraq, where IS implemented its brutal…
IS head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike in Syria
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. The elusive chief of the Islamic State group was thought to be dead after a US military raid in the Idlib region, US media reported early Sunday. The White House…
Russia accuses BBC of spreading 'terrorist' ideologies
Russia's media watchdog accused the BBC Thursday of spreading the ideologies of "terrorist groups" via online publications of its Russian service, the latest in a tit-for-tat row over media impartiality.