He’s…ba-ack? Kurds say ISIS leader al-Baghdadi still alive

He’s…ba-ack? Kurds say ISIS leader al-Baghdadi still alive

[Ed. – The Pentagon said Friday it couldn’t confirm Baghdadi was dead.  Apparently, ISIS can’t either.]

A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed.

“Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have information that he is alive. We believe 99 percent he is alive,” Lahur Talabany told Reuters in an interview. …

Talabany said Islamic State was shifting tactics despite low morale and it would take three or four years to eliminate the group.

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