Behind ISIS, A Masked Man Known More By Brutality Than By Name

Jun 16, 2014
Originally published on June 17, 2014 5:09 am

The man who is leading the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in its offensive across Iraq is a mysterious figure. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but no one seems to agree on his real name or even what he looks like today. But he and ISIS have become a force that has taken key Iraqi cities and threatens to unleash a sectarian civil war.