After the Paris attack, Linternaute.com invites you to discover the faces, profiles and biographies of the main members of the Daesh terrorist organization.
Many of them are no longer in this world: the British propagandist Mohammed Emwazi alias Jihadi John, who was most likely killed by an American drone on Thursday, November 12, 2015, in Raqqa, Syria; Number two, Abu Muslim Al-Turkmani, whom the Americans allegedly suppressed at the end of August, or Abu Sayyaf, responsible for illegal oil and gas operations, were shot dead by American special forces in May 2015. In the case of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of being the mastermind behind the Paris attacks, there is no doubt: he was shot dead on Wednesday, November 18, at dawn during a police operation in Saint-Denis. Despite these deaths, the number of little-known Daesh monsters is only increasing. Find out how this group works by consulting the profile of its main actors in this dossier.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: the self-appointed caliph (1/2)
A sermon by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a video that Daesh published in the summer of 2014. © screenshot
Summary executions, war crimes, destruction of cultural heritage … Since June 29, 2014 and the announcement of the creation of the self-proclaimed caliphate in the areas it controls in Iraq or Syria, the Islamic state organization (or Daesh, ISIS, EEIL) has been Subject to the attention of security experts and public opinion. But the history of this group’s terror goes back much further … A former branch of Al Qaeda, revived by Western intervention in Iraq and then by the civil war in Syria, gradually emancipated itself from its parent company and became its main competitor. Daesh is now the gathering of former Saddam Hussein soldiers, radicalized Westerners or even fundamentalist religious.
Today the leaders of the group, under the theoretical leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and with a budget for 2015 estimated at … $ 2 billion, cut out the combat zones and responsibilities. But the leadership of the “caliph” could have been called into question by the western strikes in the area controlled by the organization. Who are Daesh’s most bloodthirsty terrorists? What are their profiles? Your roles? How did they get radicalized? What are the rivalries between members of the Islamic State Group? To learn more about executive résumés, click the image above.