• The Kurds reported the presence of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul

  • The leader of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding in the Iraqi city of Mosul. In an interview with the Independent newspaper said the representative of the head of Iraqi Kurdistan Fuad Hussein.

    "Baghdadi is out there, and if it is destroyed, it will mean the end of the whole system of Islamic state", — he said.

    According to the publication, if the information about the presence of the leader of the militants is true, it may complicate the attack by Iraqi government troops and Kurdish militia in the city. According to Hussein, the Islamists will protect Baghdadi all available means, "not to spare their lives." "It is clear that they will lose, but how long will the confrontation is unknown," — quotes the edition of his words.

    2 November because of a sand storm was stopped the offensive of the Iraqi army and its allies on Mosul.

    The day before it was reported that units of the government army managed to see the building of the television station, which is located on the Eastern edge of the city.

    The ground phase of the operation to liberate Mosul from the militants of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (banned in Russia) began at dawn on 17 October. In the attack, attended by about 60 thousand soldiers of the Iraqi army and militias. According to U.S. intelligence, in the city itself resistance can provide from 3.5 thousand to five thousand troops, about two thousand militants are operating in its vicinity. In Mosul are up to 1.5 million civilians, whom the militants can use as a human shield.


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