Al-Baghdadi paid rival for protection but was betrayed by his own

Al-Baghdadi paid rival for protection but was betrayed by his ownIslamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was able to hide out in an unlikely part of Syria, the base of a rival group, because he was paying protection money to its members, according to receipts for the payments recovered by researchers. But he was ultimately betrayed by a close confidant, leading to his death in a raid by U.S. Special Operations forces last weekend.



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