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Graphic compiles what is known about the most wanted man in the Middle East.


Profile of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

By Duncan Mil

July 8, 2014 - Before appearing in a video delivering a sermon in Mosul on July 5, there were only two authenticated photos of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the newly named Islamic State, formerly ISIS -- the Islamist insurrection sweeping through Syria and Iraq. Al-Baghdadi has now declared himself leader of a new caliphate representing the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims.

PUBLISHED: 08/07/2014; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press