BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The leader of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, may be hiding inside the terrorist group’s last enclave in the Euphrates River Valley region, veteran journalist Elijah Magnier reported on Tuesday.

“There are strong indications ISIS top ranking leaders are in the city, probably including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” a high ranking Iraqi intelligence official told Magnier.

Citing the Iraqi official, Magnier said his source relied on intelligence information that was collected from Iraqis that are currently operating inside the Baghouz area of Deir Ezzor.

“There is a serious shortage of food and medicine in Baghuz forcing ISIS leadership to reduce the burden by asking civilians and families of militants to leave. The 1000 or 1500 militants remaining in the city can survive longer rationing what is left and are ready to fight to the death. Fighters get used to bombing and ISIS has enough experience in tunnel digging and the setup of underground shelters for command and control leadership and fighters to wait out an infantry assault,” the source told Magnier.

The reason for believing Al-Baghdadi is still inside this Euphrates pocket is due to the fact that the terrorist leader has not released any broadcasts since August 2018.

According to Magnier, the terrorist leader would most likely release a broadcast to encourage his fighters in the Euphrates enclave if he wasn’t inside this area.

In many previous battles, including Mosul and Al-Raqqa, the Islamic State leader has released audio messages to his fighters to fend off the opposing forces.

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Karel Vd Geest

if IS retreats into tunnels, then SDF should consider flattening the area with bulldozers, and then flood it, just a small area, with water from the river. They will drown in the mud.

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If you use thermobarics to level the area, you won’t need to flood. The overpressure then vacuum are accelerated into tunnels through the Venturi-effect, so is it for heat. Just a 100kg TBX is lethal at 70m (deep!) into a tunnel

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why go to all this trouble when one just needs a few waterpumps and some pipes?

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afterwards they will have some flat fields, irrigated and with fertilizer in the ground. will the produce be Haram though ?

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Not problem, just ask for a CIA-Pentagon secret operation to put this guy in Afganistan.

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Too bad Al-Baghdadi is too far away from the Israeli border….

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He can always do like al-Zawahiri, Zarqawi or Hazma bin-Laden : hide in Iran before moving elsewhere.

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Assad must stay

Rats are living underground. They found the right place 🙂

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Stop daydreaming, he is safe and sound planning for Isis v.2 to come and show you Zionist roaches nightmares you haven’t seen yet, you won’t catch him or win against Isis, Zionist roaches saa Kurds and Shias and it’s daddys America and Russia combined with coalition total losers, Abu bakr al Baghdad may Allah safeguard him is the man who made every so called world leader act like school girls

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I see coming a 2nd use of MOAB which already proved itself devastating against ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan. Let’s just hope the Yanks not to live-test their underground nuclear bunker-buster, especially since it’s close to the Euphrates and may pollute the river for centuries.