…Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement.
Well-organised and utterly ruthless, the ex-preacher is the driving force behind al-Qaeda’s resurgence throughout Syria and Iraq, putting it at the forefront of the war to topple President Bashar al-Assad and starting a fresh campaign of mayhem against the Western-backed government in Baghdad….
… In October 2011, the US officially designated Baghdadi as “terrorist” and offered a $10m ($6m; 7m euros) reward for information leading to his capture or death….
ISIS is on the verge of over-taking Baghdad. In addition, they have a former U.S. military base in Tikrit but have no fear world, like their comrade in arms, al-Baghdadi , the Taliban 5 are no more dangerous than five baby kittens. Perfect example, the caliphate that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his clan of bloodthirsty jihadists building with U. S. tanks flying the black flag of Al Qaeda overhead.
Raw: Militants Seize Former US Base in Tikrit
Caliphate? Did I say caliphate? Why it was less than two years ago that Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Christian and Conservative bloggers warned the world about the existing threat of a caliphate and we were ridiculed, labeled islamaphobic and conspiracy theorists.
Enter 2014 and jihadists globally are committing Christian genocide and guess what else? Building their caliphate.
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Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq’s third-largest city as terrified residents flee
Al-Qaeda seized control of Iraq’s third biggest city on Tuesday, freeing thousands of imprisoned fellow fighters in a series of jailbreaks and sparking a mass exodus of refugees….
As well as seizing the main governorate building – forcing the city’s governor to flee – the gunmen were also reported to have gained control of three different jails, numerous police stations and an airport, where several military planes and helicopters were based.
The loss of the city, home to around one million people, is potentially a huge challenge to the Iraqi government, which has been struggling to quell a regalvanised al-Qaeda insurgency for more than two years….
U.S. Official: ‘Baghdad Is Going to be Overrun. The Green Zone Is Going Down’
‘Baghdad is going to be overrun. The Green Zone is going down,’ a U.S. intelligence official told Fox News Thursday.
The comment comes as the security situation in Iraq quickly deteriorates, with large swaths of the embattled country now controlled by a deadly Al Qaeda affiliated extremist group.
Islamic militants who seized cities and towns vowed Thursday to march on Baghdad to settle old scores, joined by Saddam Hussein-era loyalists and other disaffected Sunnis capitalizing on the government’s political paralysis over the biggest threat to Iraq’s stability since the U.S. withdrawal….
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Former Detainee Released by Obama in 2009, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is Jihadist Leader of Iraqi Crisis.
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