Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still not dead

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 centres 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.

Those weekend reports seem more doubtful by the minute. Sad.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    I wouldn’t accept any weekend reports on this without proof of the corpse.

  • tom_billesley

    He’ll be in a villa in Saudi Arabia watching porn.

    • Exile1981

      Turdeau will give him a refugee visa.

    • bob e

      ha ha ..

    • Will Quest

      Linda Sarsour can still become is 4th bint…… HUrray …..

  • BillyHW

    Booooooooo.

  • HalcyonDaze

    If we find this one hiding in a hole I vote for just filling it in with Cement rather than wasting all that time and money on a trial.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Such a shame, the reaper needs a personal invitation and AbuBakr al Baghdadi needs to be served a poisoned mutton leg.

    • ntt1

      ham and lots of it.

  • ntt1

    he is taking longer to die than Francisco Franco.

  • bob e

    he will just change his appearance, migrate to Canada & run
    for political office ..