Rumors ran rampant this past week – starting in Syria and spreading across social media in a matter of minutes – that notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been seized by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they ran the brutal insurgency from its final pockets of territorial control.
Only it would prove to be yet another false alarm.
“These reports are baseless, with no evidence,” Kino Gabriel, the SDF spokesperson and General Command of the Syriac Military Council, told Fox News. “He has not been captured.”
An arrest was made, a U.S.-based counter-terrorism analyst said, but it was “someone with the same last name.”
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WNU Editor: My money is on Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi holed up in the Sunni dominated regions of Iraq.