"IS the last stronghold of the syrian al-Baghuz, according to the US-backed SDF-alliance fallen. The so-called caliphate exists, thus, in practice, no longer in physical form. Now the question is, was the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are."
"al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself caliph in 2014 and had the most control over a total of seven million people in the IS-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq, where terrorsekten imposed its brutal interpretation of islamic law."
"But after several years of fighting, ICE has been reduced to a fragmented organization whose followers either imprisoned, killed or spread out in the region."
"the Success or adversity, however, has not played any major role for the 47-year-old al-Baghdadis public performances. Then he delivered a sermon in connection with to he 2014 appointed himself to the supreme leader, in Al-Nurimoskén in Mosul, he has not been seen in public contexts."
"the united states has pledged a reward of 25 million dollars to anyone who can provide tips leading to the IS-leader is arrested. So, where is he?"
"– He has only three companions: His older brother Jumaa, his driver and bodyguard Abdullatif al-Jubury, who he has known since childhood and his courier Saud al-Kurdi, said Hisham al-Hashemi, iraqi IS expert."
"al-Hashemi said that the four are likely to be located somewhere in the syrian desert, which stretches from the eastern border with Iraq to Homs in the country's western part, where one of al-Baghdadis sons are reported to have been killed in July of last year."
"however, There is disagreement about where the diabetessjuke terrorledaren might reside."
" We do not believe that he is in Syria, said Mustafa Bali, a spokesperson for the SDF, but to go into what the perception is based on."
"Among those who escaped IS the last outpost in the syrian al-Baghuz are those who claim that they did it in a direct call from al-Baghdadi."
"If the caliph had ordered us, we would never have fled," said a woman at the end of February after leaving the city."
"unlike the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011, IS-the leader always kept a low profile – something that made it easier for him to stay hidden."
"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was born in the north of Baghdad, in 1971 and grew up under simple conditions."
"His high school grades were not enough to study law and, as a result of his poor eyesight he could not enlist in the military. Therefore, he chose instead to move to the capital to study islam."
"when The united states invaded Iraq in 2003, al-Baghdadi its own islamist movement, which, however, should never have carried out any major attacks."
"Between 2004 and 2012, he was detained on several occasions, but was released each times for a shorter period of time. During this period he spent, including time in the infamous Camp Buca-prison – called - "
"in 2005, swore fembarnsfadern allegiance to Abu Musab al-In it, the brutal leader of Al Qaeda's iraqi branch. The following year killed al-In an american drone and after that his successor liquidated took al-Baghdadi over as leader in 2010."
"Shortly after revived al-Baghdadi member of ICE, which expanded into Syria in 2013, and at the same time declared itself independent from al-Qaeda."
"in Addition to the massive crimes against humanity carried out in IS name, al-Baghdadi himself been accused of raping several women and children, including a small yazidisk girl and an american aid workers."