Forces from the Kurdish-led internal security agency were "on high alert" after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death in anticipation of possible riots or attacks.
In his announcement Sunday morning, President Trump thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Syrian Kurds for supporting the military mission that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Vali Nasr, a former senior U.S. State Department advisor and a Middle East scholar…
A U.S. military raid this weekend achieved the long-standing goal of killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. But with the group’s continued presence around the globe, who will fill the leadership vacuum left by his death?…
By Associated Press
Key moments in the rise and fall of the Islamic State group.
By PBS NewsHour
President Trump on Sunday described a harrowing U.S. military assault that led to the death this weekend of the long-sought leader of the Islamic State group. Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent for NewsHour, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington,…
By Adam Schreck, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish a new Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating militant leader of the Islamic State group who brought terror to the heart of Europe and…
By Joseph Krauss, Associated Press
The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks the demise of one of the most brutally effective jihadist leaders of modern times — a man who commanded tens of thousands of fighters from around the world, carved out…
By Robert Burns, Deb Riechmann, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, is dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria, President Donald Trump said Sunday.
By Tamer Fakahany, Associated Press
When the reclusive Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video Monday, he was the latest in a series of most-wanted figures to use the medium to communicate with the outside world.
By Zeina Karam, Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Al-Bagdadi acknowledged that IS lost the war in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, which was captured last month by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
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