After entering Syria to allegedly fight Daesh, Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is now in Libya on a mission to “capture or kill” the leader of the Takfiri terrorist group who has apparently fled to the North African country, according to a new report.
The Daily Express said on Sunday that RAF fighter jets were searching for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Libya, where he is thought to be hiding after being purged from territories controlled by Daesh in Syria.
The report said British fighter jets, along with aircraft operated by Italian and US militaries, were carrying out round-the-clock sorties in search of the ABB, the code name being used to identify Baghdadi as a target. It said anyone killing or capturing the Daesh leader would receive $25million (£19million) as a bounty on his head.
The claims made by “respected security expert” Zaid Hamid come after late last month, the notorious leader of the Daesh* terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, made his first appearance in five years.
Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is allegedly hiding in a distant region of Afghanistan, The Sun claims, citing Zaid Hamid, who is a co-founder of the BrassTacks threat analysis think-tank.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is hiding in the Turkish-occupied regions in northern Syria, mostly Idlib province, SDF Press Office spokesman Mustafa Bali said on his twitter page quoting captured ISIS commander.
Bali claimed that the ISIS‘s so-called oil minister has also confessed that the terrorist group has transferred nearly 40 tons of gold and a large number of valuable goods from Iraq to outside of Syria through Idlib which helped the group to remain critically capable of trading for weapons.
A total of 140 Daesh terrorists were granted new I.D.s, names and passports by the CIA, as part of a covert operation by the U.S. to exfiltrate the terrorists from the region through Iraq.
At least 2,000 Daesh terrorists were questioned by the CIA in camps belonging to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) before being granted new identification.
Interrogations were carried out in special “questioning stations” set up by the U.S. in Syria and Iraq, where Daesh terrorists are regularly visited by French, Israeli and British intelligence agents.
The stations are heavily guarded by U.S. troops and civilians are barred from entering as the CIA continues to question “certain” Daesh terrorists.
According to information obtained by Yeni Şafak daily, Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is currently in the custody of U.S. forces, confirming the authenticity of the photo taken of the elusive leader atop a U.S. armored vehicle.
The Daesh terrorist group currently controls only two percent of territory in Syria.
The U.S.-backed YPG/PKK terrorist group, meanwhile, controls some 28 percent of Syrian territory and some 70 percent of the country’s oil fields.
The Assad regime controls some 60 percent of the country whereas the armed anti-regime and opposition groups hold only roughly 10 percent.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed or displaced in the conflict, mainly by regime airstrikes targeting opposition-held areas.
In a relevant development in early February, a senior source in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that al-Baghdadi was being protected by the Americans in Eastern Syria, adding that Washington plans to play a Hollywood-like scenario to declare end of the ISIS caliphate.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted the source as saying on Sunday that Baghdadi was being heavily protected by the American forces in a secret place in Eastern Euphrates region.
He added that the Americans “are waiting for an opportunity to conduct heliborne operations by their marine forces in Southeastern Deir Ez-Zor and declare the capture of al-Baghdadi and end of ISIL on footage”.
The source insisted that the time for the “above-mentioned theater is close”, adding that the American forces have held SDF back from further advances in the ISIS-occupied regions in Eastern Euphrates to play the scenario.