ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi hiding in Turkish-held areas in Idlib province – SDF commander
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is hiding in the Turkish-occupied regions in northern Syria, mostly Idlib province, SDF Press Office spokesman Mustafa Bali said on his twitter page quoting captured ISIS commander.
Bali claimed that the ISIS‘s so-called oil minister has also confessed that the terrorist group has transferred nearly 40 tons of gold and a large number of valuable goods from Iraq to outside of Syria through Idlib which helped the group to remain critically capable of trading for weapons.
About 40 tons of gold and other valuable articles that were stolen from Mosul have been transferred to outside of Syria through #Idlib and that has helped the group to remain critically capable of trading for weapons w/out risk of losing their wealth to #SAA or the #SDF.
— Mustafa Bali (@mustefabali) April 8, 2019
Meanwhile, an Iraqi intelligence source said to RT news agency that “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive and is in Syria.”.
The source said that ISIS leader al-Baghdadi had moved along Iraq-Syria border while disguising and in the absence of his armed men or security convoys.