Middle East | Abu Bakr dead? Unlikely, but if so another 'caliph' will emerge

Abu Bakr dead? Unlikely, but if so another ‘caliph’ will emerge

Many are doubtful about the claims that the Islamic State's figurehead is no more. But so long as the organization's ideology is not eradicated others will take up the cause

July 4, 2017 3:46 PM (UTC+8)
A man purported to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi makes an appearance at a mosque in Mosul, in 2014. Photo: Reuters / social media
A man purported to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi makes an appearance at a mosque in Mosul, in 2014. Photo: Reuters / social media
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