Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: News

11 Jul 2024

Amnesty International

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi's widow given death sentence by Iraqi court 

An Iraqi court has sentenced Asma Mohammed, widow of the late Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to death.

01 Dec 2022


Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

03 Feb 2022


ISIS chief killed in counterterror operation in Syria, says Biden

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday said that American forces targeted the chief of the Islamic State (ISIS) during a counter-terrorism operation in northwest Syria.

05 Nov 2019

Donald Trump

Turkish forces capture sister of dead ISIS chief Baghdadi

Days after ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by the United States, Turkey has claimed that it captured the terrorist's elder sister.

29 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.

28 Oct 2019


US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

ISIS, the terror outfit which excelled in inflicting fear across the globe with brutal beheading videos and innumerable attacks, lost its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi this weekend.

27 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

Trump says ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'died like a dog'

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant group ISIS, was killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria.

27 Oct 2019


Who is Baghdadi, the ISIS chief reportedly killed by US?

If reports are to be believed, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died.

27 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

The United States launched a covert operation late on Saturday night in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of terror outfit ISIS, is believed to have died.

30 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi praises Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The leader of the Islamic State group praised the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka in a video released yesterday, calling on terrorists to be a "thorn" against their enemies, in his first filmed appearance in nearly five years.

30 Apr 2019


ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

For the first time in five years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief who had gone underground and was presumed dead, surfaced in a new video.

23 Aug 2018


ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State terror group has asked his followers to "patiently persevere" despite the losses they suffered in Iraq and Syria.

10 Dec 2017


Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

After re-taking the very last ISIS strongholds from fighters recently, Iraq has announced that the war against the group is concluded.

10 Nov 2017


Syria defeats ISIS but the threat is far from over

Syria declared victory over ISIS recently after it captured Deir al-Zour, the last town under the group's control.

29 Sep 2017


ISIS releases purported audio recording from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS released, what it claims to be, a new audio recording from its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

21 Aug 2017


Operation Free Tal Afar: Iraq attacks final Islamic State stronghold

Iraq has now launched an offensive to push IS out of its last stronghold, in the city of Tal Afar.

23 Jul 2017

Russia News

Trump slams NY Times for illegal leak compromising Baghdadi's capture

In his latest controversial tweet, Trump notes "The Failing New York Times foiled US attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, Al-Baghdadi. Their sick agenda over National Security."

10 Jul 2017


Iraqi PM visits Mosul to celebrate "victory" over ISIS

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi security forces over their "victory" against ISIS militants.

10 Jul 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

How has Kashmir changed in the last 25 years?

There's tension and conflict in Kashmir. In the last few years, even before Burhan Wani's death, a wave of anti-India sentiment has spread.

04 Jul 2017


Mosul Battle: Iraqi troops face wave of suicide bombers

Iraqi troops attempting to recapture the last ISIS-held quarter of Mosul, the Old City, have been met by fierce clashes and a series of suicide-bombings.

14 Jun 2017


ISIS leader Baghdadi's journey from being a 'caliph' to fugitive

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is on the brink of losing Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, the two strongholds of his 'caliphate.'

24 Nov 2016


IS men recced Haridwar's 'Har ki Pauri' as possible target

Authorities have revealed that individuals arrested in India for affiliation to ISIS, conducted a recce of 'Har ki Pauri' in Haridwar as a possible target for the group.

27 Sep 2016


Jordanian writer charged with insulting Islam, shot dead

Nahed Hattar, a well-known Jordanian writer was shot dead outside a court in capital city of Amman, where he was due to appear for trial, for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

21 Aug 2016


ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police officers

IS has claimed responsibility by releasing a video of 2 attackers involved in an assault on Russian traffic police that occurred near Moscow on Wednesday.