Dangerous Places

Islamic State leader Baghdadi abandons Mosul fight to field commanders, U.S. and Iraqi sources say

“U.S. and Iraqi officials believe the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left operational commanders behind with diehard followers to fight the battle of Mosul, and is now hiding out in the desert, focusing mainly on his own survival.”

Source: Islamic State leader Baghdadi abandons Mosul fight to field commanders, U.S. and Iraqi sources say | Reuters

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