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The leader of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding in Libya — this statement was made by former Iraqi Minister Bakr Jaber al-Zubeidi, according to Al-Masdar News (AMN).
According to the politician, al-Baghdadi is hiding in Central Libya, as ISIS plans to set up a new “Caliphate”. According to AMN, shortly before the intelligence source said that the self-proclaimed “Caliph” is still hidden in Iraq — in an underground tunnel in Anbar province.
Previously there were other options for the location of al-Baghdadi: it was assumed that it is located on the territories controlled by ISIS in Syria. After the release of the video with his participation experts suggested that the terrorist hiding in Afghanistan.
On 29 April we published our first July 2014 footage of the leader of the IG. The new video shows how al-Baghdadi with the changed appearance — he got fat and dyed his beard — discussing with people whose faces are blurred, the war against “crusaders” and the fighting in the city of Bahus in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, the release of which, the U.S. announced in late March of this year.
In recent years, repeatedly appeared information about the elimination of al-Baghdadi, his mortal wounds or capture. All these reports were not confirmed.
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