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Islamic State's Baghdadi 'definitely' alive, says Kurdish security official - AOL

SULAIMANIA, Iraq, July 17 (Reuters) - A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, despite reports that he had ...and more »

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Is Not Dead and Will Turn Group Into 'Al-Qaeda on Steroids' - Newsweek

The leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is almost certainly still alive, according to one of Iraqi Kurdistan's intelligence chiefs, despite several reports that he was killed in Syria in June. "Baghdadi is ...and more »

Russia Killed ISIS Leader Baghdadi? Kremlin Says It Still Isn't Sure - Newsweek

Russia said Monday it was still investigating reports that it killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in an airstrike in May. Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters Moscow was working to confirm that Russian forces ...and more »

Is ISIS leader Baghdadi dead or alive? Nobody knows - CNN International

(CNN) Over the last few weeks there has been fevered speculation over the fate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Through much of 2016, some US intelligence suggested Baghdadi was likely alive and hiding somewhere west of Mosul, Iraq, but now the ...and more »

We're Not Safe From ISIS Even If Its Leader Is Dead - Fortune

On July 11, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim and leader of ISIS, had been the world's most wanted man for three years since declaring a caliphate in ...and more »

Top US commander: No evidence ISIS's leader Baghdadi is still alive - Business Insider

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance in 2014. Social Media Website via Reuters TV The top military commander leading the US fight against ...and more »

Isis will become 'al-Qaeda on steroids' after defeat, warns top official - The Independent

Following the loss of its territory, Isis will morph into an insurgency that will resemble "al-Qaeda on steroids", the most senior anti-terrorism official in Iraqi Kurdistan has said. While the group was defeated in Mosul earlier this month ...and more »

IS leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive, says Kurd official - Middle East Eye

A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed. "Baghdadi is definitely ...and more »

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ALIVE top Kurdish official claims… as he reveals terror group are reorganising ... - The Sun

ISLAMIC State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ALIVE and based in the Syrian city of Raqqa despite reports that he has been killed, according to a top Kurdish counter-terrorism official. Lahur Talabany said today that he's 99 per cent certain the ISIS ...and more »

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'ALIVE' despite multiple reports he had been killed in Russian air strike - Mirror.co.uk

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reportedly alive after hiding from security forces in the south of Syrian city, Raqqa. A Kurdish counter-terrorism official claims he is 99% sure Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not been captured and killed ...and more »