Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Birthday
28, 1971
Birthplace
Iraq
DEATH DATE
Oct 26, 2019 (48)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1971
Birthplace
Iraq
DEATH DATE
Oct 26, 2019 (48)

About

Iraqi man who served as an emir of the Islamic extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He was considered a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the U.S. State Department, who issued a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture or death in 2011.

Before Fame

Until 2004, he lived in a room attached to mosque in the impoverished neighborhood of Tobchi. He is thought to have earned a PhD in Islamic studies from the Islamic University of Baghdad.

Trivia

He planned the suicide bombing at the Umm al-Qura Mosque in Baghdad in August 2011.

Family Life

He was married to Saja al-Duleimi, who was detained in Lebanon. He was also known to have had a Syrian wife and an Iraqi wife.

Associated With

He threatened retaliation against the United States following the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.