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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

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 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, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to ...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 US ...and more »

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

RTR3X9BC A man purported to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), makes his first public appearance, at a mosque in the center of Mosul, Iraq, according to a video posted online on July 5, 2014. Baghdadi's alleged ...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: Kurdish security official - The Hindu

This July 5, 2014 file video grab taken from a propaganda video by al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant ...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 »

Isil leader Baghdadi 'definitely still alive', say Iraqi and Kurdish intel chiefs -

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive and hiding in Syria, despite Russian reports of his death, Iraqi and Kurdish counter-terrorism officials have said. "Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have information that he is ...and more »

Pentagon Cannot Confirm Conflicting Rumors Islamic State's Baghdadi Is Dead or Alive - Breitbart News

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is currently alive in Syria, a top Kurdish counterterrorism official recently told Reuters, denying reports from Russia and a Syrian war monitor group that claim otherwise. “Baghdadi is definitely ...and more »

US cannot prove Islamic State chief is dead: US defense secretary - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the United States could not prove that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead. A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al ...and more »