ISIS leader al-Baghdadi believed to be holed up in Mosul as Iraqi, US forces close in
The secretive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be holed up in the terror group's hub of Mosul, as Iraqi and U.S. forces close in this week ahead of what could be a climactic fight.
Senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari said his forces had "solid" intelligence Baghdadi was somewhere in the Iraqi city of more than a million people and up to 6,000 ISIS fighters. Baghdadi is likely with ISIS bomb maker Fawzi Ali Nouimeh, Kurdish officials told Reuters.
Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to ISIS in the summer of 2014 as the militants swept over... read more
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