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    The man behind recent wave of violence in Iraq


    by PressTV

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    Takfiri militants who’ve launched a major offensive against Iraqi forces and seized two northern provinces of Nineveh and Salahuddin are said to be an offshoot of Al-Qaeda called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The leader of the group is believed to be a man nicknamed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but who is the masked insurgent commander?