TEHRAN (defapress)- A spokesman of the Kurdish forces in Syria claimed that ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has hidden in areas occupied by Turkey in Northern Syria.
News ID: 76756
Publish Date: 11April 2019 - 20:51
The Arabic-language service of RT quoted Spokesman and Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mostafa Bali as saying on Thursday that al-Baghdadi is living in the Ankara-occupied regions in Idlib province.
Bali claimed on his twitter page that the ISIL's so-called oil minister has confessed that the terrorist group has transferred nearly 40 tons of gold and a large number of valuable goods from Iraq to Syria and other places when it had occupied certain regions in Northern Iraq.
Iraqi sources claimed in February that al-Baghdadi was alive and hiding in Syria behind the borders with Iraq amid contradictory reports about his whereabouts.
"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive and is in Syria," RT quoted an Iraqi intelligence source as saying on condition of anonymity.
The source said that al-Baghdadi had moved along Iraq-Syria border while disguising and in the absence of his armed men or security convoys.
Meantime, in March, a Turkish-language newspaper claimed that Washington was helping ISIL commanders to flee Syria by providing them fake documents, and said the terrorist group's ringleader was under the control of the US.
Yeni Shafaq published a picture of al-Baghdadi in a US armored vehicle, disclosing that the CIA spy agency is monitoring the presence of al-Baghdadi and his movements.