In His Final Days, Baghdadi Was a 'Nervous Wreck' Seeking Safety in a Shrinking Domain

The Islamic State leader spent his last months on the move, sometimes hiding underground and disguised as a shepherd in Al-Qaida-linked, rival territory

The Associated Press
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People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, after an operation that targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, October 27, 2019.
People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, after an operation that targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, October 27, 2019.

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