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Islamic State vows revenge against US for Baghdadi killing

11 November, 2019 8:42 am 8:42 am

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by US special forces in northwestern Syria, and vowed revenge against the United States. The Iraqi rose from obscurity to lead the ultra-hardline group and declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims, holding sway over huge … Read More


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US releases Baghdadi raid video, warns of likely retribution attack

10 October, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon released its first images from last weekend’s commando raid in Syria that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned the militant group may attempt to stage a “retribution attack.” The declassified, grainy, black-and-white aerial videos from Saturday’s raid showed US special operations forces closing … Read More


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Baghdadi buried at sea by US military: Pentagon

10 October, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The body of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea by the US military after he killed himself during the weekend raid on his Syrian hideout, a Pentagon source revealed. No details were given on where or when the body was disposed of, but it paralleled the 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda … Read More


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Trump confirms death of Daesh chief Baghdadi in raid by US forces

10 October, 2019 6:51 pm 6:51 pm

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – US President Donald J Trump confirmed on Sunday that Daesh supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an operation conducted by American forces. “The number one terrorist in the world has been killed,” said Trump in a video message. “He was killed by an operation conducted by the US forces. … Read More


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Coordinated with US on raid believed to have targeted Baghdadi: Turkey

10 October, 2019 4:37 pm 4:37 pm

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey on Sunday said there was coordination between Ankara and Washington before the operation which US media reports said targeted and killed Daesh chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Prior to the US Operation in Idlib Province of Syria last night, information exchange and coordination between the military authorities of both countries took place,” … Read More