BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leader/founder is believed to be on the run these days as the last of his self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’ crumbles inside Syria and Iraq.
According to the chief of the Intelligence Office of Iraq’s Interior Ministry, Abu ‘Ali, Al-Basri, Al-Baghdadi never stays in one place at a time and he continues to sneak back-and-forth across the Iraqi-Syrian border.
“The Iraqi intelligence is trailing Al-Baghdadi and we believe he never stays in one place for more than a day,” Al-Basri said on Friday.
“We have information that he moved from Syria and entered Iraq through Anbar and then Salaheddine,” he added.
Initially, it was believed that Al-Baghdadi may have been in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley; however, he likely slipped out before the loss of Hajin, which was the terrorist group’s last major stronghold inside Syria.
Al-Baghdadi will likely continue to travel through the vast desert region between Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate and Iraq’s Al-Anbar province in order to evade capture.