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    ISIS leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive

    | 2017-07-17 10:33:16
    ISIS leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive
    A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Int

    A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said Monday he was 99 percent sure that Daesh (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after speculation that Baghdadi had been killed.

    Lahur Talabany also told Reuters that after its defeat Daesh would wage an insurgency and resemble al-Qaeda on "steroids".

    The future leaders of Daesh were expected to be intelligence officers who served under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the men credited with devising the group's strategy.

    Keywords:  ISIS
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