Reign of death: The bloody trail left by slain IS leader Baghdadi
The Iraqi jihadist oversaw countless atrocities against religious minorities, and attacks on five continents
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims as the leader of the Islamic State group, has been killed in a US military operation in Syria.
A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Baghdadi was targeted in the overnight raid. US President Donald Trump made the announcement at the White House on Sunday.
Baghdadi has long been a target for US and regional security forces trying to eliminate IS, even as they reclaimed most of the territory the group once held...