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The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Update: 2019-10-2943
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After a five-year international manhunt, the leader of the Islamic State, who at one point controlled a caliphate the size of Britain, was killed in a raid by elite United States forces in Syria over the weekend.

Today, we explore the life and death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — and the legacy he leaves behind. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism and the Islamic State for The Times, in conversation with Natalie Kitroeff. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

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Comments (7)

James Penton

'His religious credentials were unimpressive'. There is no such thing as impressive religious credentials.

Oct 29th
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Rev. Vincent O. Holland-Gonzalez, Sr.

Good Job US Military....in spite of Trump! -vhg

Oct 29th
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Elise Meyer

GOOD JOB TRUMP!!!!!!

Oct 29th
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The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi