(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi survived a coup attempt by the so-called Islamic Police in Mosul after summoning “al-Assra Army” to suppress the coup, Al Sumaria reported on Monday.
The Iraqi news outlet stated that the Commander of ISIS Islamic Police, Abu Othman, staged a coup attempt and attacked four headquarters of ISIS in Mosul. In response, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi summoned the so-called al-Assra army to suppress the coup and kill seven leaders of ISIS Islamic Police who were allegedly involved.
“The leader of the ISIS Islamic Police was killed, along with a number of his aides, and ISIS carried out mass executions of its militants who participated in the coup attempt,” Al Sumaria said.
“ISIS announced through its media detachments that it had overcome a coup attempt by the Islamic Police against al-Baghdadi and regained control over its entire headquarters after violent confrontations which lasted for several hours,” Al Sumaria added.
Al Sumaria also revealed that just prior to the coup ISIS Islamic Police vehicles were announcing through loudspeakers that Baghdadi’s rule in Mosul is over and that he had escaped to the Syrian city of Raqqa.