‘We’ll just try to kill him’: US vows to hunt Isis leader Baghdadi to the death

The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is probably still alive and hiding in the border area between Syria and Iraq, a senior US general has said.

As the Iraqi prime minister declared victory over Isis in the city of Tal Afar on Thursday, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told reporters that his forces were continuing the search for the elusive figurehead of the militant group.

“We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” said Townsend, the commander of the counter-Isis coalition in Iraq and Syria.

  • DMB

    My guess is if they do find him it will probably be in a similar fashion they found Osama Bin Ladin or they could just ask the constantly disloyal Senator John McCain where he is!


    • tom_billesley

      Yep. He’ll be in a villa browsing his porn just like bin Laden. My guess is that he’s a prince’s houseguest in Saudi Arabia.

    • BillyHW

      What a disgusting wretch of a human being John McCain is.

  • tom_billesley

    He’ll be in a villa in Saudi Arabia, browsing his porn like bin Laden.

  • BillyHW

    They’ve only got 4 months to win me my celebrity death pool.

  • Barrington Minge

    Death is too good for this POS. Throw him in Max security jail. No privileges. No prayer mat. No halal food. No parole.