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Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups
Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups

He is regarded as one of the most powerful militants in the world, a former Islamist preacher who evolved into a global jihad warrior now threatening to rewrite the map of the Middle East. Yet Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, remains largely a mystery, even to his followers. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Abu Bakr Baghdadi: An article in the June 14 Section A about Abu Bakr Baghdadi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said that Aron Lund is the editor of the Carnegie Endowment's Syria in Crisis website. Lund is no longer the editor, but sometimes writes for the website. ------------ Unlike with such iconic figures as Al...

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