Islamic State fighters in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armoured vehicle in 2014. Photo: AP

Who’s the Baghdadi now: after US special forces hunted down Isis leader, who will take his place in Southeast Asia’s terror groups?

  • US special forces may have bagged his body, but the virulent ideology of the Islamic State leader lives on in the disparate groups of militants he inspired
  • Among them are the many female militants in Southeast Asia, to whom he ‘gave agency’
Topic |   Islamic State

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Islamic State fighters in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armoured vehicle in 2014. Photo: AP
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Late Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: Reuters

We know who Islamic State’s new leader is, Donald Trump says

  • Isis earlier confirmed the death of its leader Baghdadi and named his replacement as Hashimi
  • However, US officials did not give any more details
Topic |   Donald Trump

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Late Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: Reuters
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