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Baghdadi given burial at sea, afforded religious rites, says US

Baghdadi given burial at sea, afforded religious rites, says US

The United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom

World reacts to announcement of Islamic State leader Baghdadi's death

World reacts to announcement of Islamic State leader Baghdadi's death

Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by detonating a suicide vest, Trump said in a televised address from the White House.

After Baghdadi raid, Syria villagers tell of quiet neighbour

After Baghdadi raid, Syria villagers tell of quiet neighbour

In the middle of the night amid the olive trees of northwest Syria, Abu Ahmad heard soldiers "speaking a foreign language" attack the home next door.

Islamic State leader Baghdadi killed in US forces' Syria raid

Islamic State leader Baghdadi killed in US forces' Syria raid

Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died "whimpering and crying" in a raid by US special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, fulfilling what he called his top national security goal.

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi Premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said Tuesday the Islamic State group had been militarily weakened but not defeated, as the recent deadly Sri Lanka bombings had shown.

As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?

As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?

The world's most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his "caliphate" crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday.

US-led coalition says IS leadership 'irrelevant'

US-led coalition says IS leadership 'irrelevant'

Coalition spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan's statement came after Baghdadi called on Muslims to wage "jihad".

Islamic State militants renew loyalty pledge to "caliph" Baghdadi

Islamic State militants renew loyalty pledge to "caliph" Baghdadi

Islamic State militants have restated their loyalty to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in what is believed to be their first public pledge of allegiance to him since his "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq collapsed last year.

Islamic State's Baghdadi almost certainly alive - Kurdish official

Islamic State's Baghdadi almost certainly alive - Kurdish official

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 been killed.

US cannot prove IS chief is dead -defense secretary

US cannot prove IS chief is dead -defense secretary

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the United States could not prove that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead.

IS chief Baghdadi’s death confirmed, says Syrian Observatory

IS chief Baghdadi’s death confirmed, says Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May.