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.
Parents who joined Islamist groups, brought from all regions of the country — especially from Chechnya and Dagestan — about 350 children, said the Ombudsman under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova. So, the lists from Dagestan has over 200 names, and this is only the official data.
Unidentified hackers leaking intimate photos of American actress Anne Hathaway. In some photos it is embodied in society naked man, presumably her husband, actor Adam Shulman. Apparently, the pictures were taken during rest and joint campaigns in a bath.
British and German scientists have decided, in their opinion, the problem glasses. Nobel prize winner Philip Anderson called this problem, actual for the last more than 50 years, "the deepest problem of solid state physics". A study published in the journal Physical Review X.