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Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraq’s self-anointed Caliph?

Baghdad, 1 July-2014, AFP: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy jihadist fighting in Iraq and Syria, and newly declared leader of a “caliphate” encompassing all Muslims, is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al-Qaeda’s chief. Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraq’s self-anointed Caliph? The leader of the powerful Islamic State of …

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