Sources close to the ISIS said on Tuesday that the information received by an Iraqi intelligence official on Monday that the organization’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in the city of Hajin in the eastern suburb of Deir Ezzor was incorrect.
According to the sources of the “Euphrates Post”, who asked not to be named, al-Baghdadi can not be in this city, which is the main stronghold of the remainder of the organization of land in Syria and Iraq, because it is a line of direct confrontation with the forces, “SDF” supported by the International Alliance.
According to the same sources, the latest information circulating within the organization, indicates that al-Baghdadi was present in the area of “Tel Shaire” in the countryside of Hasakah, which has been subjected to more than 6 Military air landing, in reference to the presence of important personalities called for these operations, Of coalition aircraft targeted the prison “state organization” in the region, killing a number of those who were inside.
The sources, on the other hand, that the last battle launched by the “SDF” two days ago to control the remaining areas regulated, led to the unification of most elements of the “ISIS”
The differences between them over the past few weeks against the background of the absence of al-Baghdadi from the scene for a long time, despite the great losses suffered by the “state” and the decline significantly.
Our sources confirmed that the recent attack of “SDF” and associated with raids by coalition aircraft, resulted in dozens of deaths from the organization, especially in the areas of Shaafah, Sousse and Al-baguz, which has been subjected to air attacks over the past days, and recorded cases of escape of three elements who surrendered to “SDF”.
“The latest information available to us indicates that al-Baghdadi is in Hageen, located in Syria, 18 miles from the Syrian-Iraqi border,” Abu Ali al-Basri, head of the intelligence and counterterrorism bureau at the Iraqi Interior Ministry, told Fox News. ) Within the province of Deir al-Zour. “
Al-Basri explained that the new information about the location of al-Baghdadi has been obtained by Iraqi intelligence for only a few days.
According to the US channel,American Administration which has allocated a $ 25 million reward for any information that helps in his arrest, he tries to survive in a border area east of the Euphrates River.
Al-Baghdadi, 46, is an Iraqi national and his real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai. He split from al-Qaeda in 2013, two years after the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The last public photograph of al-Baghdadi, as he ascended the platform of the Grand Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, 2014, declares the establishment of the “caliphate state” and calls itself a “successor”.
ISIS still retains a number of areas in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, most notably Hajin, Shaafah, Sousse, Baqan, Isle, Al-Bagouz, Tal Shayer and al-Dashiishah in the southern Hasaka countryside on the Iraqi border, , The village of Mezila and the surrounding of AL-Kam oil field.