Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (Leader of the Islamic State - ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

The life of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s, leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), remains contested with information either not available or being contested. Baghdadi’s background however does reflect an evolution influenced by an early childhood of poverty, growing interest in religion that culminated in similar studies, opposition to US coalition force invasion of Iraq in 2003 to the point of radicalisation during his imprisonment at Camp Bucca. From this point on, Baghdadi not only espoused the Salafist ideology, but had a jihadist network to support and use to his benefits that transcended him into one of the most brutal and feared, yet most successful leaders in Jihadist history.  The US has posted a $10 million bounty on Baghdadi:   

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (Leader of the Islamic State - ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE, also known as Ibrahim bin Awwad bin Ibrahim al-Badri al-Radhwi al-Husseini al-Samarrai , Abu Awad or Abu, Ibrahim al-Badri, Amīrul Muminīn / Amirul Muminin, Hisham Mohammad is an active group.
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