Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIs) was reportedly killed. Baghdadi’s death was announced by US President Donald Trump on Monday. Trump told the world that during an operation by the US Special Forces, Baghdadi tied himself up with a jacket and bombed himself. The 48-year-old terrorist showed the whole world a very frightening picture of terrorism.
The whole world has seen what he did in the name of religion, he destroyed thousands of lives in Syria, Iraq and Arabian peninsula, including rape and murders. The whole world has seen how devastating he can be in the name of religion but his love for football is not a well known fact.
Baghdadi was born in Al Jallam in Samra district, central Iraq. After completing his studies from Samara High School in 1991, Baghdadi’s interest in football grew and he started playing football. He was said to be a striker and his favorite part of the game would have been when he scored a goal. He was also associated with a local football club for some time.
According to a report in the New York Times, he would be very disappointed after not striking the football within the goal post, which is natural for a player, but Baghdadi’s disappointment turned into frustration.
Baghdadi went to Baghdad for university studies, where he used to coach a football team to pay for his studies. In February 2004, the US arrested Baghdadi from Faluja, Iraq. Baghdadi was imprisoned for 10 months in an internment camp in Bakka. Where people called him ‘Maradona’ after seeing his ability to play football.