Author Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ?hiding in Mosul? as Iraqi forces reach city  (Read 1782 times)

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I found this to be interesting to read today.. Mosul is a city in northern Iraq that will be fully recaptured by Iraqi and Kurdish forces very soon:

'Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the second most-wanted terrorist in the world, has been hiding in the group?s besieged stronghold of Mosul, encircled by the Iraqi army and allied militias, a senior Kurdish commander told the Independent.

In an interview on Wednesday, Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of Iraqi Kurdistan?s head, Massoud Barzani, said that, though he has been lying low for the past eight or nine months, Baghdadi is most likely still alive and in the city.

?Baghdadi is there and, if he is killed, it will mean the collapse of the whole [IS] system,? Hussein argued, pointing to the vulnerability of Islamic State?s (IS, ISIS/ISIL) command structure, which has no suitable replacement for Baghdadi. According to Hussein, IS? leader has had to completely rely on other terrorist commanders in Mosul and the nearby city of Tal Afar, a largely Turkmen-populated city in the Nineveh Province.

While Hussein believes that Baghdadi?s demise will speed efforts to retake the country, his presence in the IS? self-proclaimed capital in Iraq may result in the jihadists resorting to desperate tactics to protect their kingpin.

?It is obvious that they will lose, but not how long this will take to happen,? he said, adding that the timeline of the battle for Mosul will be determined by several variables.

One such factor is whether the jihadists manage to blow up the five bridges over the Tigris River to cut Iraqi troops off from the western part of the city. So far, Iraqi special forces have managed to enter Mosul from the east for the first time since it was overrun by jihadists in 2014.

On Tuesday, soldiers from Iraq?s elite Counter Terrorism Service (CST) seized control of the state television station in the Gogjali neighborhood, making it the first major building in the city to be recaptured from IS.

?This is a good sign for the people of Mosul, because the battle to liberate Mosul has effectively begun,? Lieutenant-General Talib Shaghati said, as cited by Reuters.

Supported by Kurdish and Shite militias and backed by US-led coalition airstrikes, the Iraqi army has achieved major progress, particularly on the eastern flank.

?We are currently fighting battles on the eastern outskirts of Mosul,? CTS Lieutenant-General Abdul Wahab al-Saidi said, adding that elite forces under his command have pushed jihadists out of another eastern district.

However, despite the apparent gains, further advances into the city may come at a heavy price. Russia?s Defense Ministry has warned both the coalition forces and the Iraqi army that mass civilian casualties could result if they keep advancing towards the residential areas of the heavily populated city, pointing out that the it lacks humanitarian corridors for people to escape.

?We are hearing reports about an upcoming storming of residential areas populated by civilians that are murky, but extremely alarming, given the mass casualties that could result,? the ministry?s spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.'

https://www.rt.com/news/365046-mosul-bagdadi-emir-hiding/

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'Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the second most-wanted terrorist in the world, has been hiding in the group?s besieged stronghold of Mosul, encircled by the Iraqi army and allied militias, a senior Kurdish commander told the Independent.


Islamic jihadist have many similarity with Vikings jihadist...
They're all hoping to be rewarded with heaven full of food, drinks and women, after they die..

Yet there's a huge difference in the behavior of their leader..
Viking leaders always leading the charge.. standing in front of their men.. and many of them do get slained...
As matter of fact, they all have desire to be slained on the battlefield..  because that's the only way for them to gain an entry ticket to Valhalla... the Vikings Heaven... according to the doctrine of Viking's religion which they truly believe..

While Islamic Jihadist leader (Osama, Abu Bakr, whatever) always hiding and stay in the back.. and they always asked their stupid 'cannon fodder' cohort to die with ridiculous mean.. (suicidal bombing, suicidal assault etc..)
And the leaders continue to remind them how they will be rewarded with a heaven full of food, drinks and women through such act.. while THE LEADERS DIDN'T DO IT THEMSELVES!

I'm puzzled why Islamist still hold Abu Bakr and friends as leader..
If I were them I will certainly ask Abu Bakr to lead the attack, on the front line to prove that he.. as a leader.. truly believe in the doctrine of Islam himself.. (Heaven full of food, drink and women for those who are slain in the battle for Islam)


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I have heard that he fled, but that's what i heard here and there on the Media..

I hope sects like the "KKK" and "ISIS" will never have a platform anymore.
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Islamic jihadist have many similarity with Vikings jihadist...
They're all hoping to be rewarded with heaven full of food, drinks and women, after they die..

Yet there's a huge difference in the behavior of their leader..
Viking leaders always leading the charge.. standing in front of their men.. and many of them do get slained...
As matter of fact, they all have desire to be slained on the battlefield..  because that's the only way for them to gain an entry ticket to Valhalla... the Vikings Heaven... according to the doctrine of Viking's religion which they truly believe..

While Islamic Jihadist leader (Osama, Abu Bakr, whatever) always hiding and stay in the back.. and they always asked their stupid 'cannon fodder' cohort to die with ridiculous mean.. (suicidal bombing, suicidal assault etc..)
And the leaders continue to remind them how they will be rewarded with a heaven full of food, drinks and women through such act.. while THE LEADERS DIDN'T DO IT THEMSELVES!

I'm puzzled why Islamist still hold Abu Bakr and friends as leader..
If I were them I will certainly ask Abu Bakr to lead the attack, on the front line to prove that he.. as a leader.. truly believe in the doctrine of Islam himself.. (Heaven full of food, drink and women for those who are slain in the battle for Islam)

With that mindset they probably think: "If i am an Amir, i probably will be reunited with the Amirs like Abu Bakr, Omar, etc.".
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Islamic jihadist have many similarity with Vikings jihadist...
They're all hoping to be rewarded with heaven full of food, drinks and women, after they die..

Except that "Islamic Jihadist" is backed by the US Govt and allies.

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Except that "Islamic Jihadist" is backed by the US Govt and allies.

You mean "Islamic Jihadist" I rephrase that.. "Sunni Jihadist" is backed by the Saudi Arabia and it's allies?

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Except that "Islamic Jihadist" is backed by the US Govt and allies.

Lol, it's time to ask you this question: Whats that wallpaper about with that planet and that thing that looks like fog?
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You mean "Islamic Jihadist" I rephrase that.. "Sunni Jihadist" is backed by the Saudi Arabia and it's allies?

You mean the "Sunni Jihadist" that is backed by Saudi arabia and allies that is sponsored and orchestrated by the US govt and allies ?  Yes that one.

Lol, it's time to ask you this question: Whats that wallpaper about with that planet and that thing that looks like fog?

It's a portait of a Sun devouring a Planet.
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I think Al-Baghdadi has fled to Raqqa but then again even if he have fled there the SDF has recently started to push an offensive towards Raqqa so ISIS will be pushed out from there as well and he won't be able to hide anywhere anymore. ISIS will lose a lot if they lose both Mosul and Raqqa which is what's going to happen very soon. Now when the SDF are pushing towards Raqqa, ISIS won't be able to hold on Mosul for so long either and the Iraqi army are already making good advancements in the Mosul offensive.

Some pages that can be interesting to read regarding Mosul and Raqqa:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa-idUSKBN1310GX - U.S.-backed Syrian alliance declares attack on Islamic State in Raqqa
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-democratic-forces-advance-isis-capital-raqqa-despite-heavy-casualties/ - Syrian Democratic Forces advance on ISIS capital of Raqqa despite heavy casualties
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_offensive_(2016)#October_2016