Monday, June 12, 2017

Where Is Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on... REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV/File Photo

Reuters: From 'caliph' to fugitive: IS leader Baghdadi's new life on the run

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is on the brink of losing the two main centers of his 'caliphate' but even though he is on the run, it may take years to capture or kill him, officials and experts said.

Islamic State fighters are close to defeat in the twin capitals of the group's territory, Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, and officials say Baghdadi is steering clear of both, hiding in thousands of square miles of desert between the two.

"In the end, he will either be killed or captured, he will not be able to remain underground forever," said Lahur Talabany, the head of counter-terrorism at the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. "But this is a few years away still," he told Reuters.

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WNU Editor: If he is not dead already and buried in some hole in the ground .... he will eventually be found. The question that still remains unanswered is .... will he be caught dead or alive.


Aizino Smith said...

Where in the World is Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?


Actually not, but it makes for a better tongue in cheek headline.

Maybe Abu Bakr is feeling rather feminine like Bruce Jenner and is dressed up as Carmen San Diego?

Anonymous said...

Dead! He's dead I say. Or paralyzed. Or wounded. Or on vacation. Or constipated and on the crapper.