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An undated screengrab taken from video released by Islamic State-linked Al-Furqan media shows the chief of  Islamic State,   Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,  for the first time in five years  in an undisclosed location. Screengrab: AFP/Getty

The reappearance of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a video released on Monday was undoubtedly timed to demonstrate he has survived the (...)

Men are held by Iraqi national security agents, to be interrogated at a checkpoint, as oil fields burn in Qayara, south of Mosul on Saturday. Twin attacks in Tikrit and Samarra  killed 21 people on Sunday. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Suicide bombers driving ambulances packed with explosives detonated their vehicles at a checkpoint and a car park for Shia pilgrims in two Iraqi citi(...)

Abu Muhammed al-Adnani: killed in air strike in Aleppo on Tuesday. Photograph: Militant Photo via AP

When the al-Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant rebranded itself two years ago as simply Islamic State, a new caliphate without(...)

People light candles at the scene of Sunday’s massive truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the Karada neighbourhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7th, 2016. Photograph: AP/Khalid Mohammed

Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shia mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded (...)