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Baghdadi Is Dead, But Islamic State Lives On

Five years after announcing the formation of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria from the pulpit of the Al Nuri Grand mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Baghdadi, with a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, died of self-inflicted wounds on October 26 when … Read More

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Islamic State Is Back With A Vengeance

Pounded relentlessly by a dizzying array of adversaries in the past few years, Islamic State is nonetheless back with a vengeance. The Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, which claimed the lives of about 250 locals and foreigners, was the work of a local cell that had pledged allegiance to Islamic State. They were … Read More