Abu Al Baghdadi

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The al-Hadba minaret of  the Grand al-Nuri Mosque is seen through a  window in the Old City of Mosul on June 1st. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, bu(...)

The Mosul skyline featuring the historic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, where Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate back in 2014. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

The Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the famous leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures,(...)

Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul’s Old City on Sunday, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by the Islamic State group. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, in an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month-old campai(...)

Indian Shia Muslim demonstrators burn an effigy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a protest in New Delhi. Photograph: Getty Images

An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Au(...)

Tony Blair: MPs should “keep an open mind on this Brexit negotiation until we see the final terms”. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Tony Blair has urged voters to oppose candidates who back “Brexit at any cost”, even if that means voting Conservative or Liberal Democrat. The former(...)

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters near destroyed airplane parts inside Tabqa military airport after taking control of it from Islamic State fighters, west of Raqqa city, Syria, earlier this week. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

In the summer of 2014, the movement that became known as Islamic State took the world by surprise when it seized the Iraqi towns of Mosul, Tikrit and (...)

 Mosul’s skyline featuring the historic leaning minaret  of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, where Islamic State  group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate   in 2014. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Positioned in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred metres of (...)

A displaced Iraqi man carries his belongings and pushes a child  after fleeing their homes due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS) on Saturday in Mosul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian(...)

Civilians evacuate the area as the Iraqi counter-terrorism service  advances towards the Yabasat neighbourhood of Mosul on March Thursday  during the ongoing offensive to push Islamic State  jihadists out of the city. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

About 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held Old City of western Mosul, short of food and basic needs as the battle between the(...)

A man purported to be Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at a mosque in Mosul, according to a video recording posted on online on July 5th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

US and Iraqi officials believe the leader of the so-called Islamic State (Isis), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left commanders behind with diehard followe(...)

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