Iraqi Commander: ISIL’s Baghdadi in US Forces’ Custody
The Arabic-language al-Sumeriyeh news quoted Jabar al-Ma’amouri as saying that ISIL Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been in the US military forces’ custody, adding that the US forces will never kill al-Baghdadi unless in a Hollywood-like scenario.
He further said that people around the world rest assured that the US has played a crucial role in the creation of the terrorist groups in last decades, and unfortunately some of the Arab nations embarked on providing financial support for such terrorist groups.
An Arab media outlet reported earlier this month that al-Baghdadi was alive, , adding that the terrorist group’s ring leader was sighted by eyewitnesses in one of the battlefields in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi reported that al-Baghdadi was sighted alive in one of the battlefields near the newly-freed town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq.
No more details were released about the report.
Contradictory reports surfaced the media on the fate of al-Baghdad in the last two years, while some claim that he was killed in attacks in Iraq or Syria, others say that he is still alive and on the move.