Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Baghdadi dead in US military raid

Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by US special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced yesterday, fulfilling what he...

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Islamic State figures killed in air strike

Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group's reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among...

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

IS 'deputy' killed in air strike, US says

A deputy leader of Islamic State (IS), Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, has been killed in a US military strike in northern Iraq, the White House says.

August 15, 2015
August 15, 2015

IS leader Baghdadi 'raped American aid worker'

Kayla Mueller, who was killed in February while held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, was sexually abused by the group's top leader.

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Islam is religion of fighting, not peace: IS leader

The Islamic State group on Thursday released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has not been seen or heard from in months.