Daesh leader Baghdadi alive, not in Iraq's Mosul - US Defense official
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh terror group, is still alive, he is not in the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a US defense official.
The leader of the Islamic State [Daesh] terror group (banned in Russia) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive but is currently not in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a US defense official told reporters on Wednesday.
Media has previously reported that Baghdadi visited Mosul, which is the Islamic State's biggest stronghold in Iraq.
"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who I believe is still alive, [is] not in Mosul," the official said.