In his last months on the run, al-Baghdadi was agitated, sometimes disguised as a shepherd and always dependent on a shrinking circle of confidants.
The Islamic State still has ambitions to regenerate again. And it remains a dangerous threat in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.
Syrian Kurdish forces killed the right-hand man and spokesman for the Islamic State group in a joint operation with U.S. troops in northern Syria.
Afghanistan's president vowed to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate.
Diane Foley learned her son's fate not from any government official but from a sobbing journalist who asked if she'd been on Twitter.
Tunis: Twin suicide bombings targeting security forces struck Tunisia's capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people.
Eight Australian offspring of two slain ISIS fighters were removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone.
A former police officer who sent money to a man he thought had joined the Islamic State will spend another 10 years behind bars.
A Navy SEAL suddenly plunged a knife into the neck of a wounded young ISIS prisoner, killing him, and later scoffed that he was "just an ISIS dirtbag,"