Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video in April this year. File photo: AFP

US President Trump announces death of Isis leader Baghdadi

  • The president says Baghdadi fled into a tunnel with three of his children and detonated a suicide vest after being targeted in a US military raid in Syria
  • Trump also claims the raid that took out the Isis head was a bigger deal than the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden
Topic |   Donald Trump

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Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video in April this year. File photo: AFP
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Smoke rises from the northern Syrian city of Ras al-Ain during an attack launched by the Turkish army on Sunday. Isis jihadists held captive in the area have fled. Photo: Xinhua

Southeast Asia on alert for Isis ‘grand agenda’ as escaped Indonesian jihadists in Syria eye the region

  • The terror network is shifting its focus to fake news as a cheap and easy method of undermining trust in the region’s secular governments as a way to destroy them
  • The potential return to Southeast Asia of 50 hardcore Indonesian militants and their families is expected to revive the movement, and experts warn the threat is ‘real and now’
Topic |   Indonesia

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Smoke rises from the northern Syrian city of Ras al-Ain during an attack launched by the Turkish army on Sunday. Isis jihadists held captive in the area have fled. Photo: Xinhua
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