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Iraq PM calls Kurd city 'base for terrorism'

Iraq's prime minister has said the semi-autonomous Kurdish capital of Erbil is becoming an operations base for the Islamic State group that has seized areas of northern and western Iraq.<p>Nouri al-Maliki said on Wednesday: "We will never be silent about Erbil becoming a base for the operations of the …

Baghdadi's misconstrued caliphate project | Canada

The group too extreme even for al-Qaeda continues to make headlines. But this time, it is not the usual slaughter and terror they bring along wherever they advance. The extremist group which was known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has declared a name change and the "official" …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ridiculed for flashy wristwatch

The Islamic State leader prompts confusion among his followers after appearing in his first public address wearing a wristwatch that resembles an expensive Omega or Rolex<p>The emergence of the highly-secretive Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the shadow of Iraq’s sectarian crisis put a face to the threat of …

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Does video show ISIS leader? Iraq works to find out

Iraqi authorities are looking at a video that purportedly shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon in Mosul to determine whether it is really the notorious leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Iraq's military spokesman said Sunday.<p>The video surfaced on social media sites tied to …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi emerges from shadows to rally Islamist followers

Most wanted man in Middle East lays down challenge not only to Baghdad and the west but also jilted mothership al-Qaida<p>For a man so mysterious that there are only two known photographs of him, it was a brazen public debut. The most wanted man in the Middle East, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is also one of …