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Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror

Oct. 27, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish a new Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating militant leader of the Islamic State group who brought terror to the heart of Europe and set up a short-lived organization so extreme that it...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

Oct. 27, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and it swiftly did what no other militant organization had done before: conquer a giant stretch of territory and declare itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across...

Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror

Oct. 27, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish an Islamic "caliphate" across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating leader of the Islamic State group who brought terror to the heart of Europe and set up a short-lived organization so extreme that it was shunned...