Saturday, July 31

The Caliph Without a Caliphate: The Story of Islamic State Leader Abdullah Qurdash

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  • BBC World Service

Islamic State


At its peak, the Islamic State controlled vast territories between Syria and Iraq. In 2019, they were defeated, but they are still trying to rebuild.

At its peak, the so-called Islamic State (IS) came to rule a territory the size of the United Kingdom that stretched between Syria and Iraq.

Large cities like Raqqa or Mosul were under his rule and the world looked with horror at the images that came from the “caliphate”.

But by March 2019 it was already in ruins. Their leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, had been killed in a military attack and they were cornered on a small strip of land in Baghuz, on the banks of the Euphrates River.

But a secret plan to name a new leader it was on.

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