Wednesday, 5 October, 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.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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