Daesh declares its ringleader dead
منذ 1 سنهJuly 11, 2017, 12:24 pm
After its collapse in Mosul, Daesh has announced that the Takfiri terror group’s leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “has been killed,” a local source in Iraq’s Nineveh province says.
The local source told Iraq’s al-Sumaria news website Tuesday that Daesh announced the death of its leader in a brief statement released via the terrorist group’s media outlet in the center of Tal Afar city, situated 63 kilometers west of Mosul, without providing further details.
The source, who asked not to be named, added that the group said it would name a successor to Baghdadi soon.
Following the announcement, another local source said an internal revolt and infighting have broken out within Daesh ranks in Tal Afar.
The source added that a wide-scale arrest campaign was launched against the supporters of Baghdadi.
According to the report, a curfew was also declared in most of the city.
No Iraqi official has confirmed the reported statement yet.
The report comes weeks after Russia said it is “highly likely” that the Daesh leader had been killed in an airstrike carried out by the Russian Air Force in Syria’s Raqqah city in May.Press TV News