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  • ISIS broken, but leader slipped away due to leak, says key general

    07/23/2017 8:30:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/21/2017 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been “dismantled,” with tens of thousands of its jihadist fighters dead, but a promising lead on its leader “went dead” after a media leak, according to a key U.S. military official. “We have absolutely dismantled his network,” Gen. Tony Thomas, speaking of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, said at the Aspen Security Forum. “I mean everyone who worked for him initially is dead or gone. Everybody who stepped to the plate the next time [is] dead or gone. Down through a network where we have killed, in a conservative estimate, 60,000 to 70,000 of his...
  • Trump accuses New York Times of foiling plot to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    07/22/2017 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    President Trump weighed in on a number of hot-button topics in a string of tweets Saturday morning, the day after naming a new White House communications director and accepting the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. The president took aim at some familiar targets: the "Amazon Washington Post," leaks, Hillary Clinton, "Special Council" Robert Mueller and others.  But one missive in particular left observers scratching their heads. In a cryptic tweet, Mr. Trump accused "the Failing New York Times" of foiling an attempt to kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The...
  • Iraqi News: ISIS Announced Death Of “Caliph” Al-Baghdadi

    07/11/2017 6:40:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 11, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Rumors of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have floated for weeks, with Russia insisting that one of its air strikes took out the self-proclaimed “caliph” of ISIS last month. Just a few days ago, the terror organization executed one of its preachers for accidentally referencing Baghdadi’s death. Today, however, Iraqi News picked up reports from the city of Tal Afar that ISIS has announced the death of its leader — and that civil war has begun within the organization to determine who succeeds him:
  • Russian Military Says It Might Have Killed ISIS Leader

    06/16/2017 12:02:48 PM PDT · by Phil V. · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | JUNE 16, 2017 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ERIC SCHMITT
    MOSCOW — Russia’s military said on Friday that it was looking into whether one of its airstrikes in the Syrian desert had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State. In a statement, the Defense Ministry said that the Russian Air Force struck a meeting of Islamic State leaders on May 28 outside Raqqa, Syria, the group’s de facto capital, possibly killing Mr. Baghdadi.
  • Russia says not 100 percent sure ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi is dead

    06/16/2017 6:34:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    MSN via Reuters ^ | 06/16/2017
    MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) - Russia does not have 100 percent confirmation that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday. Russia's Defence Ministry said earlier on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed al-Baghdadi in late May. Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May. The air strike was...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in Syrian air strike

    06/10/2017 7:19:46 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 61 replies
    GeoPolMonitor ^ | June 10, 2017 | GeoPolMonitorStaff
    The leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according Syrian state media. News reports from Syria say the leader of ISIS Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike on Saturday. Heavy artillery has been dropped across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa city today, with footage posted online by pro-ISIS news agency Amaq showing damage caused on the city and its surroundings. UPDATES TO FOLLOW
  • ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike'

    06/10/2017 7:24:33 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 61 replies
    Mirror ^ | June 10, 2017
    ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike' The leader of Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according to unverified reports in Syrian state media. Claims suggest the leader of ISIS Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike on Saturday. Heavy artillery was dropped across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa throughout the day, with footage online posted by ISIS news agency Amaq revealing the devastation caused..... The revelation has emerged as Iraqi forces claimed al-Baghdadi’s deputy, Ayad al-Jumaili, was killed in an air strike near Iraq’s border with Syria.. Jumaili, an...
  • The noose is tightening in Syria

    03/24/2017 2:08:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 11 replies
    THE ECONOMIST ^ | 23 Mar 17 | Unknown
    THE last caliph to make the Syrian city of Raqqa his capital was a lover of fine wine, art and women. Although certainly brutal (he had his most loyal adviser cut into three pieces in 803), Harun al-Rashid is best remembered for his lasciviousness, which inspired some of the raunchiest tales in “The Arabian Nights”. By contrast, Raqqa’s current overlord—the self-declared caliph of a self-declared caliphate—will be remembered for unleashing a spasm of grotesque violence that erupted in Iraq and spread as far as the shores of Libya and the mountains of Afghanistan. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will have also presided...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'critically injured in air strikes in northern Iraq'

    01/23/2017 9:01:58 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 23, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been 'critically injured' in air strikes in northern Iraq, it has been claimed. The terror mastermind is said to have been wounded after a bombing raid in Al-Ba'aj, it has been reported locally.
  • Increasingly paranoid ISIS leader reportedly refuses to sleep without suicide vest

    11/19/2016 7:14:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2016
    As U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close in on the Islamic State's hub of Mosul, the leader of the terror network has become so insecure about his own safety that he refuses to emerge from his underground hideouts and never sleeps without his suicide vest on, Reuters reported. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "has become intemperate," losing self-control and showing more signs of paranoia, according to messages sent from inside Mosul to the Iraqi military. Reuters reported Wednesday it had viewed the messages. Iraqi troops pushed deeper into eastern Mosul Saturday, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition -- but faced stiff...
  • Brit soldier kills ISIS fanatic with axe

    10/17/2016 11:38:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | OCT. 16, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    A member of the elite British SAS reportedly killed an ISIS militant with an axe after his gun jammed. British press reports say the joint U.S.-U.K. operation’s mission was to free the death cult’s sex slaves. The mission was a success and some of the would-be jihadi brides were little more than children, The U.K. Sun reports. But one of the Brit commando’s gun jammed on him as one extremist raced towards him. The brave Brit grabbed a nearby axe and slammed it against the fanatic’s head, killing him. “Members of ISIS had been in the area for a few...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seriously ill after assassin POISONS his food

    10/03/2016 8:54:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2016 | Thomas Burrows
    ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reportedly seriously ill after having his food poisoned by an assassin. Meals prepared for the ISIS leader and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in the Be'aaj district, southwest of Nineveh. A source told Iraqi news agency WAA the four are suffering from 'severe poisoning' and 'have been transferred to an unknown location under strict measures.'
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘killed in US air strike in Raqqa’ (truncated)

    06/14/2016 4:47:18 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 14 | Chris Summers
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in a US air strike in Raqqa. His death, reported by the AlhlulBayt news agency, would be a major blow for the jihadists and comes only days after 50 people were killed in an Orlando nightclub by a man pledging allegiance to ISIS.
  • ISIS is No Longer Seen as a Terrorist Group

    05/07/2016 8:05:17 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 30 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, May 7, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, speaking at a discussion with all the service chiefs before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, told the crowd that ISIS “looked an awful lot like something much more than a terrorist group.” August 2014, the United States looked at ISIS only as a terrorist group and developed a military strategy to take on ISIS as a terrorist group. The Obama Regime--or its Ghost writer Ben Rhodes--mistakenly called ISIS the JV squad, ignoring the possibility that the group was developing an infrastructure and a government. Obama advisors also failed to...
  • ISIS are preparing for a ‘final battle’ against the West as air strikes and the loss of towns

    12/31/2015 6:15:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2015 | JENNY STANTON
    The Islamic State is preparing for a 'final battle' with the West, a terror expert has claimed. As air strikes mount in the terror group's heartland, jihadists will attempt to increase attacks in response, geopolitical analyst Dr Theodore Kasik said. His claim comes days after ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi pledged to attack the West, and as cities across the world tighten security at New Year's Eve celebrations.
  • ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Warns Israel: We're Getting Closer Every Day

    12/27/2015 3:55:42 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Haaretz and Reuters ^ | Dec 26, 2015
    ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi published a voice recording Saturday in which he threatened that Islamic State militants would attack Israel. "With the help of Allah, We are getting closer to you every day," al-Baghdadi told his Israeli listeners. "The Israelis will soon see us in Palestine. This is no longer a war of the crusaders against us. The entire world is fighting us right now." The ISIS leader continued, "The Israelis thought that we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it. That is not the case. We have not forgotten Palestine for one moment." -SNIP- Judging...
  • Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Threatens West, Vows to Turn Israel into ‘Graveyard’ in Rare

    12/27/2015 12:19:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 26, 2015 | by AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV -- In an audio message released on the Internet on Saturday, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-declared Islamic State, threatened Israel while taunting the "Crusader" West for failing to launch a ground campaign against his terrorist organization. "Crusaders and Jews don't dare to come on the ground because they were defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan," Baghdadi stated in the 23-minute recording. Baghdadi vowed the establishment of an IS caliphate in Israel. "Jews, soon you shall hear from us in Palestine which will become your grave," he said. "The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had...
  • ISIS leader taunts US, Saudi-led coalition in latest audio message

    12/27/2015 12:01:09 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 27, 2015 | AP
    The Islamic State released a new audio message Saturday purportedly of its leader taunting the U.S. for not sending troops to fight the so-called "caliphate" in the Middle East. In the 24-minute audio, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said the U.S. won't come to fight the extremists because "their hearts are full of fear from the mujahideen." The message was al-Baghdadi's first since May, and comes amid battlefield setbacks that ISIS has recently faced. "America and its allies dream of destroying the caliphate through their proxies and henchmen, and whenever an alliance of theirs fails or a tail is cut, they hasten...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says 'caliphate' well despite strikes

    12/26/2015 4:32:45 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, December 26, 2015 | PTI
    Beirut - In the 24-minute audio posted on Saturday, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says airstrikes by the international coalition only increase his group's determination and resolve. The Islamic State group has released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, claiming his self-styled "caliphate" is doing "well" despite an unprecedented alliance against it. In the 24-minute audio posted on Saturday, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says airstrikes by the international coalition only increase his group's determination and resolve. He also mocks a recently announced Saudi-led Islamic alliance against "terrorism" and warns Israel that "we are getting closer to you" every day. To Israeli...
  • IS leader al-Baghdadi reportedly moves from Turkey to Libya

    12/09/2015 11:53:33 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    armradio.am ^ | 13:22, 09 Dec 2015 | Siranush Ghazanchyan
    IS leader al-Baghdadi reportedly moves from Turkey to Libya 13:22, 09 Dec 2015 Siranush Ghazanchyan The leader of the Islamic State Takfiri terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has moved from Turkey to Libya to escape the hunt operation of the Baghdad Intelligence Sharing Center after he was traced down and allegedly targeted a number of times in Iraq and the Syria, sources said on Tuesday, Fars News Agency reports. Sources in Libya said al-Baghdadi has arrived in Sirte, the hometown of the slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, which is under the control of the Takfiri groups. The IS leader is...