Daesh’s elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first purported appearance in five years in a propaganda video released on Monday, acknowledging Daesh’s defeat in the Syrian town of Baghouz while threatening “revenge” attacks.
Turkey captured the sister of dead Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, and is interrogating her husband and daughter-in-law who were also detained.
A US counterterrorism official says he expects a new Daesh leader to emerge after the death of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi and warns that the extremist group's planning of major attacks probably will go on as before.
Chased by the dogs and confronted by a dead end, Baghdadi - 'whimpering and crying and screaming,' according to Trump - ignited his suicide vest, killing himself and his children and causing the tunnel to collapse.
In these dark days when terrorism has become a strategic asset, to bump off a superior practitioner like Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has implications. Had he begun to serve
The United Arab Emirates has characterised news of US military action targeting Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi as a positive step towards strengthening international counter-terror efforts.
President Donald Trump did not just commend the American forces who succeeded in capturing and killing Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi in northeastern Syria. He also showered praise on a dog that tracked down the head of Daesh.