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  Shvat 28, 5778 , 13/02/18

ISIS leader alive but injured

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group, is still alive but injury and poor health have forced him to relinquish control of the group, an Iraqi intelligence chief and U.S. officials said Monday, according to The Telegraph.

Baghdadi is hiding out in the desert on the Syrian side of the Syria-Iraq border northeast of Deir Ezzor province, said Abu Ali al-Basri, director general of Iraq’s intelligence and counter-terrorism office at the ministry of interior.

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