Reign of death: The bloody trail left by slain IS leader Baghdadi

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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

Ahmed Rasheed and Ahmed Aboulenein

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...

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