Middle East

Baghdadi abandons Mosul fight to field commanders

man purported to be the reclusive leader of Daesh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 09, 2017, on page 1.

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