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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

29 Dec 2019
Police say two terror-related incidents were prevented last month alone. Germany has been on heightened alert for fresh atrocities following the death of "Islamic State" (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October.
9 Nov 2019
The death of 'Islamic State' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near Turkey's border has sparked concern Ankara isn't doing enough to fight the terrorist militia. Critics say the government's approach has been too lenient.
27 Oct 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces operation in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to the US president. His death is considered a crippling blow to the once-influential militant group.
11 Nov 2017
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in the town of Albu Kamal as the Syrian Army laid siege to it, according to a news service run by Syrian ally Hezbollah.
23 Jun 2017
A senior Russian politician quoted by news agency Interfax has said the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is almost a certainty.
22 Apr 2017
The United States disclosed on Friday a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State operative seen as a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead.

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