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It's not clear that there was ever much communication between the Islamic State in Afghanistan and key leaders in Syria and Iraq. The Afghanistan branch was more like a franchise, operating largely independently. "They embrace the label, and they swear allegiance to Baghdadi, but it doesn't appear there ...
What may sound like a wild conspiracy theory to outsiders is seen as an established truth by many families of ISIL victims, who believe their relatives are kept in Muthanna airbase or Taji prison — notorious detention sites in Iraq. On Facebook, images purportedly showing Iraqi soldiers snapping selfies in ...

Speaking to Pentagon reporters via video link from Al Asad Airbase in Iraq, Col. Seth Folsom, commander of Task Force Lion, said he doesn't believe reports that ISIS tapped former Iraqi regime leaders to command their forces in the country. "I believe that, really, what the leaders of ISIS, the few key leaders ...
When the militia captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, they got hold of a large cache of weapons belonging to the Iraqi army. ... So when Baghdadi declared himself caliph in 2014 and announced the formation of a caliphate, he was not only declaring sovereignty over the millions living in the captured ...
Iraqi Shiite men who volunteered to join government forces and militias in the fight against jihadists take part in a training session. ... a loyalty pledge to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but commonalities in unity of purpose coupled with logistical setbacks will pull them further under the umbrella of universal jihad.
Baghdadi was killed in April 2010, along with Abu Ayoub al-Masri, a prominent Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, in a U.S.-Iraqi joint operation. Thursday's statement by Bayrkdar initially said the convicted woman was the sister Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the reclusive leader of Daesh (ISIS), but the spokesman later ...

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
Mosul was the birthplace of Islamic State in Iraq. The group's top, now at large, commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and neighboring Syria from the city's grand mosque. Though the Iraqi government proclaimed victory over the militant group in December, it says the ...
Baghdadi "is still present today with the help of his collaborators in the Syrian region of Al-Jazeera," a span of desert flanked by the Euphrates river and Tigris River in Iraq. Basri also said he had was suffering from severe "physical and psychological deterioration" due to injuries sustained in Iraqi air raids ...
Hussein was raised in Tal Afar, a predominantly Turkmen city in Iraq, situated on one of the main roads between Mosul and the Iraqi-Syrian border. People .... The doctor is believed to be part of the main group that was dispatched to treat ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after he was injured in 2015.

Mohammadi and other officers from the 8th Division of the Iraqi army have repeatedly denied that non-local PMUs are in western Anbar, despite their obvious presence on the ground. In al-Baghdadi, the acting police chief, Col. Mohamed Awad Allawi, noted that he had been sent from Ramadi about a week ...
Iraq has published a list of 60 individuals wanted on terrorism charges, including alleged members of either the Islamic State (ISIS) or al-Qaeda terrorist organisations or the Ba'ath ... Instead of Baghdadi, however, the list included Raghad Saddam Hussein, daughter of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Baghdad ( Islamic State's deputy supreme leader has been killed in an airstrike launched by Iraqi troops, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV channel reported on Thursday. Abu Abdul Rahman al-Tamimi al-Eteibi al-Jizrawi, the deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an Iraqi airstrike, the ...
BAGHDAD - Though it is described as the Iraqi “Madame Tussaud's,” the Baghdadi Museum of Folklore is not meant to celebrate famous people but to commemorate bygone customs ... The Baghdadi museum was damaged during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, causing it to suspend its operations.
ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a medical facility in northeastern Syria after being severely wounded in an air raid, a senior Iraqi official said. The head of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) sustained serious wounds to his legs during air raids, Abu ...
Baghdad ( Two militants were killed as Iraqi troops launched an airstrike, north of Baghdad on Wednesday. A statement by Baghdad Operations Command said, “depending on accurate information gathered by the intelligence, security troops managed to follow three gunmen in al-Baghdadi ...
It comes as Iraqi courts try hundreds of detained women and their children who lived with the insurgents as they battled government forces. The spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul Sattar Bayrkdar said Abu Omar Al Baghdadi's sister was found guilty for “offering logistic support and help to ...
The sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and the world's most-wanted extremist, has been sentenced to death in Iraq. The court in the Iraqi capital found Baghdadi's relative, whose identity Iraqi authorities have kept classified, guilty of "offering logistic support ...


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