ISIS leader Baghdadi arrested in Syria – DESI
European department for security and information (DESI) announced that they have received intelligence information that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was apprehended by Syrian and Russian joint forces.
In a press release on Tuesday, the media office of DESI secretary general said this comes after al-Baghdadi was forced to leave Mosul after the Iraqi forces advancement in the province.
The media office noted that they will reserve the details of this information until further confirmation.
The office also noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use this information to strike US credibility in the war against terrorism in next Geneva convention.
Meanwhile Russia has officially denied
Kurdistan Region – Denying reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Rudaw they do not have knowledge of the news and were not aware of his arrest.
“We are not aware of the arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliphate of the Islamic State, and have not received any information or clarification on this regard,” staff of the ministry’s media office told Rudaw.
Russian media had earlier reported that the European Department for Security and Information (DESI) had announced reports that they had received intelligence information that Baghdadi had been arrested in coordination between Russian and Syrian government intelligence agencies.