Tag: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russia Claims It Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Outside Raqqa

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that Russian airstrikes outside the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, on May 28 are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with dozens of other high-ranking and midlevel ISIS commanders. “According to information that is being checked through various channels, Islamic State leader Ibrahim…

ISIS Claims Baghdadi Speaks in New Audio

ISIS has claimed that a new speech circulating online is delivered by group leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, in an apparent effort to thwart reports that he was gravely injured by a U.S. airstrike. The speaker in the new recording, which is nearly 35 minutes long, is introduced as Ibrahim, the Caliph of the Muslims—the…

ISIS Leader’s Wife and Child Arrested [VIDEO]

One of 3 the wives of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was arrested in Lebanon along with their child. Lebanon’s defense minister confirmed the arrest. A security official told Reuters that Baghdadi’s wife was arrested nine days ago after she tried to cross into the country from Syria. Lebanon’s Al Safir newspaper said authorities captured…