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Ibrahim ibn Awad al Samarrai (Abu Bakr al Baghdadi)


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ISIS’s nemesis

The Al Shabaab leadership acted fast after Da'ish media put out the call to Al Shabaab to give up its bayah (oath of allegiance) to Al Qaida and join the caliphate declared by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq...


A new flag in North Africa

LibyaLibya provided many young men for the fight in Syria in 2014 but this year, IS is making a serious intervention in the country by dispatching the Bahraini Sheikh Turki al Banali, one of its core leaders and the official biographer to 'Caliph Ibrahim', aka Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and once known as Ibrahim ibn Awad al Samarrai (AC Vol 55 No 19, Al Shabaab shake-up)...


Sinai militants rebrand

Sinai's leading jihadist organisation, Ansar Beit el Makdis, publicly declared its affiliation to the 'Islamic State' (IS/Da'ish) and its 'Caliph' Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, last November and now goes by the name Wilayat Sina (Sinai Province)...


El Sisi consolidates

The security forces will continue to wage an intense counter-insurgency against the jihadists in northern Sinai, who in late 2014 pledged allegiance to Ibrahim ibn Awad al Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, 'Caliph' of the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria...


Al Shabaab shake-up

Ikrima, who was targeted by US Navy Seals in a failed strike in Barawe last year, is understood to be pressuring Abu Obeida to shift his allegiance from Al Qaida's Egyptian leader, Ayman al Zawahiri, to Ibrahim ibn Awad al Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al Baghdadi of IS...


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