Al-Hashed Al-Sha’bi head claims ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi arrived in Kirkuk. (Southfront).
On Tuesday, a leader from Al-Hashed Al-Sha’bi said that the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi arrived in the outskirts of Hawija southwest of Kirkuk. He also called the leadership of the army’s Air Force to intensify air raids in Hawija.
“We have reliable information that the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi arrived in Hawija region and held important meetings with the rest of the field leaders that had been killed in four failed attacks, targeting Alas and Ajil fields, over the past 72 hours,” said Jabbar Mamouri, the leader of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia in a statement.Mamouri added that the arrival of al-Baghdadi in Hawija is a sign of the dire situation of the ISIS of loss of morale and the emergence of flee that led to the collapse of several front lines of defense in Sharqat.
“The [army’s] Air Force to invest the presence of al-Baghdadi by intensifying air strikes in order to eliminate the head of the snake,” Mamouri said. Read the full story here.