Abu Al Baghdadi

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A poster reads ‘Je suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) amid symbolic pens and pencils as people gathered for a minute of silence commemorating those killed in a shooting at French satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’, in Paris.  Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Wednesday, January 7th: 10:28am — The satirical magazine updates its Twitter page with a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (...)

French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris today after two brothers suspected of carrying out an attack on a satirical newsp(...)

A picture purported to be of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. Iraq’s interior ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not Baghdadi’s wife. Phototograph: AP

Iraq’s interior ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi(...)

Iraqi security forces take part in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State (IS) militants in Adhaim, a village in Diyala province north of Baghdad. The Lebanese army detained a wife and a son of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria in recent days, security officials have said. Photograph: Reuters

The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security of(...)

A file frame from a video released by the Islamic State purportedly shows  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi giving a speech. Photograph: EPA

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name yesterday, (...)

Iraqi security forces in a sweep  against IS militants   north of Baghdad yesterday.   Iraq will need about 80,000  troops to retake the terrain it lost to IS, a top US general said yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The top-ranking officer in the American military said yesterday the United States is actively considering the direct use of troops in the toughest for(...)

An appeal for Mr Henning’s release has been made by over 100 senior Muslim leaders. Photograph: PA Wire

The wife of a British hostage being held by Islamic State made a dramatic appeal last night for his release. The statement was released as rumours cir(...)

Students light candles during a vigil honouring US journalist Steven Sotloff at the Reflection Pool on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: David Manning/Reuters

The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, said yesterday he was “a gentle soul”, and challenge(...)

A resident of Tabqa city touring the streets on a motorcycle waves an Islamist flag in celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014. Islamic State militants stormed the air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing most of it from government forces after days of fighting over the strategic location, a witness and a monitoring group said. Fighting raged inside the walls of the Tabqa air base, the Syrian army's last foothold in an area otherwise controlled by IS, which has seized large areas of Syria and Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer   (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A few months ago few in the West had heard of Isis, the Sunni militants known at different times as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and as Islamic (...)

Journalist: James Foley films an attack on Muammar Gadafy’s home in Sirte, Libya, in 2011. Photograph:  John Cantlie/Getty

They had spent many dark months together, at times shackled to one another by their youthful captors, several of whom taunted them with European accen(...)

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