The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq said it did not have any “verifiable information” concerning Baghdadi’s whereabouts.
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The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq said it did not have any “verifiable information” concerning Baghdadi’s whereabouts. Neither the coalition nor the Syrian militias it supports are operating in the immediate vicinity of Bukamal, it said in an email.
The extremist group has lost about 90% of the territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria in 2014, when it declared its “caliphate”.
In 2013, the group began seizing control of territory in Syria and changed its name to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis or Isil).
Oct 18, 2017 · The Islamic State has lost most of the territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria. A man said to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s leader, in an image taken from a militant group
“In 2015, the Islamic State’s caliphate shrunk by 12,800 sq km to 78,000 sq km, a net loss of 14%,” IHS said. “In the first six months of 2016, that territory shrunk again by 12%.
The Islamic State (IS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) is a Salafi-Jihadist militant organization in Syria and Iraq whose goal is the establishment and expansion of a caliphate. The group has its origins in the early 2000s, when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi began training extremist militants.
At the end of October 2014, 800 militants gained partial control of the Libyan city of Derna and pledged their allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, thus making Derna the first city outside Syria and Iraq to be a part of the «Islamic State Caliphate».
Originated as: Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (1999)
The majority of the terrorist group’s territory, population, revenue, and prestige came from the territory it held in Iraq and Syria. In Afghanistan, ISIL mostly controls territory near the Pakistan border and has lost 87% of its territory since spring 2015.
Religion: Sunni Islam
Baghdadi emerged as leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, one of the groups that later became Islamic State, in 2010. In October 2011, the US officially designated al-Baghdadi as a terrorist.
According to the economist, the group has lost 90 percent of its territory in Iraq and 85 percent of its territory in Syria and that Syrian government forces, backed by Iranian militias and Russian air strikes broke through ISIS’ defenses in a key city in the eastern part of the country earlier this month.
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Islamic State’s «caliphate,» which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed in July 2014 and which once stretched from al-Bab in northern Syria to Tikrit in Iraq, is now history.