Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Topic: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS affiliate executes 11 men in Nigeria to ‘avenge Baghdadi’s killing’

In a video released Thursday, members of the Nigerian affiliate were seen executing 11 men with a voiceover saying the killing is a 'message for Christians'.

R Jagannathan: India right not to enter RCEP’s ‘closed club’, Dushyant Dave on Bobde as CJI

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Every dog has its day. On Zee News & News18 India, Trump’s ‘killer K-9’ had many

Only thing missing was using Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's underwear to ascertain his DNA – guess that was too gross for our news channels.

US releases video of attack on al-Baghdadi compound

al-Baghdadi is highest-ranking terrorist leader targeted by US forces since al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 in a raid in Pakistan.

What ISIS chief al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria looked like before US got him

Satellite imagery shows the compound was built from 2017 to 2019, and ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi probably only moved there in September 2019.

Why, despite the havoc wreaked, Al-Baghdadi’s death isn’t being celebrated in Iraq

When Baghdad should have been celebrating the end of the false caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, authorities were announcing a curfew.

Trump says US has ‘terminated’ ISIS leader Baghdadi’s ‘number one replacement’ too

President Donald Trump tweets that US troops have killed the man 'most likely' to succeed Baghdadi, but doesn’t reveal his name.

End of the Caliph: What does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death mean for ISIS

In its version of open-source jihad, Baghdadi has already done the biggest damage, leaving behind a jihad strategy that will not end with him.

#WaPoDeathNotices, Gabbard’s weird Diwali message & the Sisodia-Manoj Tiwari spat

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

No phone signal for EU Kashmir delegation and Shiv Sena’s Sholay dialogue

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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