Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s Falcon Intelligence Cell revealed in a statement on Monday that the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is still alive and staying in Syria while it warned of the “political terrorism” that is likely to transpire after the liberation of Mosul.
The head of the Falcon Intelligence Cell said in a press statement that the criminal al-Baghdadi is still alive and moving freely on the Syrian borders to Iraq.
He also warned of the Islamic State danger on the country, calling it the phase of political terrorism after the liberation of Mosul, while pointing out that the terrorist group is planning to extend its strategy to some politicians, who are taking advantage of the invasion of the Northern provinces.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had fled Mosul long time ago.
Meanwhile, the Commander of ‘We Are Coming, Nineveh’ Operations, Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, declared that al-Baghdadi is likely to be hiding at al-Jazeera area, close to the Syrian borders.