July 5, 2014: A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters)
FOX News: ISIS chief reportedly forming backup plan in case of death
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the ruthless terror group, reportedly is mulling the appointment of a first deputy to ensure someone is in charge if he gets killed, Iraq’s Alsumaria News reported.
“ISIS media have started to circulate Baghdadi’s decision,” an anonymous source told the news station, adding that the person’s identity would not be announced out of fear of sparking divisions amongst militants.
The report comes as Iraqi forces, with the help of U.S. aircraft and Shia militias, wage war against ISIS in their Iraq hub of Mosul.
In Syria Wednesday, activists blamed the U.S.-led coalition for an early morning airstrike that killed at least 20 civilians in a part of the country held by ISIS.
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Update: Daesh Leader Choosing Successor in Case of Own Death (Sputnik).
WNU Editor: I guess he is sensing the end.