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17 July, 2017 06:37:18 PM
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Islamic State chief Baghdadi almost certainly alive, says Kurdish official

After several reports that the Islamic State chief had been killed, a top Kurdish security official has said he was 99% sure Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and based in the Syrian city of Raqqa
Independent Online/Hindustan Times
Islamic State chief Baghdadi almost certainly alive, says Kurdish official

A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99% sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed.

“Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have information that he is alive. We believe 99% he is alive,” Lahur Talabany told Reuters in an interview. “Don’t forget his roots go back to al-Qaeda days in Iraq. He was hiding from security services. He knows what he is doing.”

Iraqi security forces have ended three years of Islamic State rule in the Iraqi city of Mosul, and the group is under growing pressure in Raqqa – both strongholds in the militants’ crumbling self-proclaimed caliphate. Still, Talabany said the IS was shifting tactics despite low morale and it would take three or four years to eliminate the group.

After defeat, the IS would wage an insurgency and resemble al-Qaeda on “steroids”, he said. The future leaders of the IS were expected to be intelligence officers who served under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the men credited with devising the group’s strategy.

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