Where Is Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad?

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

France 24: As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?

he world's most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his "caliphate" crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday.

After declaring himself caliph in 2014, Baghdadi held sway over seven million people across swathes of Syria and Iraq, where IS implemented its brutal version of Islamic law.

But that land has been whittled down to disjointed sleeper cells by years of fighting, including a ferocious bombing campaign by the US-led coalition.

Reclusive even when IS was at the peak of its power, the 47-year-old Iraqi, who suffers from diabetes, has been rumoured to have been wounded or killed several times in the past. And his whereabouts have never been confirmed.

So, with his proto-state gone and a $25-million US bounty on his head, where is Baghdadi?

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Update #1: Islamic State Leader Still at Large After IS Loses Its Territory in Iraq and Syria (Time/AP)
Update #2: Inside the hunt for world’s most wanted man Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after terror king abandoned ISIS fighters ahead of ‘last stand’ (The SUN)

WNU Editor: With a $25 million bounty on his head, and the caliphate no more, I am sure they are going to find him one day.

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