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Ayman al-Zawahri
Who runs Islamic State?
Who runs Islamic State?

Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, has seized a third of Syria and large areas of Iraq and this year proclaimed a caliphate across the two countries in the heart of the Middle East. The group, which U.S-led forces are bombing in Iraq and Syria, is made up of thousands of fighters from both countries as well as foreign recruits from around the world. Its leadership draws from militants with combat experience in Iraq. Here are some of the group's main figures: ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI, LEADER Born in 1971, Baghdadi comes from an Iraqi family of preachers and Arabic teachers, according to a biography distributed...