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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of the self-named terror organization "Islamic State" (IS).

In 2014, his militia managed to seize large swathes of northern Syria and western Iraq, declaring a "caliphate" over the area it holds. Al-Baghdadi has since take to referring to himself as "Caliph Ibrahim." The US first placed al-Baghdadi on its terrorism watch list in 2011, announcing a bounty of $10 million (8 million euros). This is a collection of DW's latest content on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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