By Thanassis Cambanis, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Neglected Prison Camps Are Incubating a New Extremist Threat. The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marked the end of one destructive phase of the Islamic State, the extremist group also known […]
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Iraqi Intelligence "paved the way for Baghdadi Raid"
Iraq’s intelligence service provided the US-led coalition with the exact coordinates of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s location, paving the way for the raid that reportedly killed him, an Iraqi intelligence official told Reuters on Sunday. The agency learned of Baghdadi’s location from documents found at a secret location in Iraq’s western desert after […]
The Many Names of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Even to those who have hunted him and followed his every move, Islamic State (IS) Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains a mystery. “Before anything I want to understand why he became like […]
Weekly Security Update, 04 – 10 November 2014
The fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who may have been targeted in airstrikes conducted against an ISIS convoy in Mosul and a gathering of militants in the border town of al-Qaim in Anbar is unlikely to have dramatic effects on security dynamics in Iraq. If these reports were confirmed however, ISIS could decide to launch […]