Islamic State leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in 5 years, says ‘jihad is ongoing’
Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times Islamic State’s long-pursued leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, made his first video appearance in almost five years on Monday, vowing to continue the battle against the U.S. and its allies in a propaganda video released to social media. In the 18-minute video, Baghdadi, appearing healthy... Read more
Iraq’s new war against Islamic State: Halting the group’s budding rural resurgence
Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times It was after dark Wednesday when three buses pulled out of Mosul and headed southeast on a desolate desert road. The passengers were government-backed paramilitary fighters. The city lights were well behind them when the convoy came under attack. By the time the shooting... Read more

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