Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Birthday
28, 1971
Birthplace
Iraq
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1971 (age 46)
Birthplace
Iraq

About

Iraqi man who has served as an emir of the Islamic extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He is 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 was the mastermind behind the suicide bombing at the Umm al-Qura Mosque in Baghdad in August 2011.

Family Life

He was previously married to Saja al-Duleimi, who was detained in Lebanon. He is 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.