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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi formerly a U.S. captive - Washington Times Published: July 14, 2014

The U.S. held him captive for a time in 2004 before an unconditional release put him back into Iraq’s growing Sunni insurgency.

A year later, the Multi-National Force-Iraq labeled him a kidnapper and murderer. It boasted of probably killing him in an airstrike, only to find out it hadn’t.

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