Islamic State's Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death

World Oct 28, 2019

Islamic State's Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump said in a televised address from ...

U.S.-backed forces battling Islamic state take Raqqa's Grand Mosque

World Sep 5, 2017

U.S.-backed forces battling Islamic state take Raqqa's Grand Mosque

U.S.-backed Syrian militias have taken the historic old city of Raqqa and its ancient mosque as they press their offensive to defeat Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition said on Monday. The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said last week it ...