Does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Still Matter?

The ISIS leader, long assumed dead, has resurfaced. But is he still in control of the terror group?

Mitchell Prothero
GEN
Published in
4 min readApr 30, 2019

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Credit: Reuters TV

IISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared on a pulpit in a Mosul, Iraq, mosque in June 2014 to announce his new caliphate. The event was broadcast around the world, and marked a turning point for a terror group that President Barack…

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Mitchell Prothero
GEN
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I write about foreign policy and security issues. Currently reside in Athens, Greece with a stray cat named Sybil.