US Defence Secretary Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley hold a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday. Photo: AFP

Kurd spy stole Isis leader Baghdadi’s underpants for DNA test before sea burial

  • Syrian Democratic Forces also claim they played a key role in tracking down Baghdadi to a compound in northern Syria
  • Isis leader’s body dumped at sea at secret location, similar to 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden
Topic |   Islamic State

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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley hold a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday. Photo: AFP
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The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US forces leaves Islamic State without an obvious leader. File photo: AP

Isis still a threat after Trump declared its leader Baghdadi ‘died like a dog’ and his followers were ‘frightened puppies’

  • The extremist group has ambitions to rebuild, and it remains a dangerous threat in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond
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The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US forces leaves Islamic State without an obvious leader. File photo: AP
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