Skip to comments.ISIS leader flees to Syria fearing US airstrikes: Kurdish official
Posted on 08/15/2014 6:07:52 AM PDT by GonzoII
Erbil, Asharq Al-AwsatLeader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and self-proclaimed caliph Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi fled the northern city of Mosul to return to Syrian territory after the US authorized airstrikes on ISIS positions in Iraq, a Kurdish official said.
In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman Saeed Mamo Zinni said: Caliph of the Islamic State Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi left Mosul for Syria a few days ago.
According to our intelligence sources, Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi traveled to Syria as part of a convoy of 30 Hummer vehicles after fearing being targeted by US airstrikes, Zinni said. He added that Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been able to kill a number of ISIS senior leaders.
Zinni, a media official for the KDP regional office in Nineveh, went on to claim that Kurdish Peshmerga fighters had repelled an ISIS attack in the Zammar district of Diyala province. ISIS continued its attack on Iraqi Yazidis on Wednesday despite US airstrikes.
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Bullies are always cowards
What? You mean his Allah can’t protect him? He doesn’t want to be a martyr? .......................
The Kurd's Peshmerga seem to be nice fellows.......................
When they know were he is and he's with supporters..
A moabist proposal
Massive Ordinance Air Blast, aka "Mother of all bombs"
Three cheers for Peshmerga
Running eh? This is one bad guy that had better hope our People do not find him but of course I hope we do!!!
All due to the gutsy call of warrior Obama. /bs
Greta on FOX News Channel is having a special tonight about the killing of Christians.
Like it or not, we’re going to have to have a sit down with Assad and talk about a temporary alliance.
It would be much better if the Kurds got him. Then he would not end up in Cuba, just to be released later on. Not to mention the amount of money it costs just to keep these mugs alive, clothed & fed.
Convoy of 30 Hummvies? That’s a target enriched environment! Who TF screwed up? Once the Kirds are equipped, ISIS had better watch their butts, because they will be in for a large dose of Whoop Ass! I’m surprised that Israel hasn’t supplied them, then again, who knows?
Whoa, déjà’ vu! I could swear that there was a thread from maybe two weeks ago about this guy fleeing to Syria because he’d been wounded.
According to our intelligence sources, Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi traveled to Syria as part of a convoy of 30 Hummer vehicles after fearing being targeted by US airstrikes,
Such a nice A-10 opportunity.
I admire their sense of fairness regarding al Qaeda scum. After all, justice delayed is justice denied.
At least with dictators like Assad we know they have one priority above all others: SELF PRESERVATION.
“Like it or not, were going to have to have a sit down with Assad and talk about a temporary alliance.”
They bring a certain degree of stability but not all society’s dictators are created equal.
In the mideast, freedom brings chaos. In North Korea freedom would likely bring free market trade and true freedoms.
Glad to hear this.. maybe things are beginning to change for the better over there. Just keep arming and equipping the Peshmerga, give them some close air support, and they’ll take it the rest of the way.
Good thing McCain didn't get his way.
With friend like that...
“When they know were he is and he’s with supporters..”
That should be a piece of cake. He’ll be in the middle of a few hundred children and pregnant women. He’s as much a coward as is obama.
If Obama had even threatened air strikes when ISIS first attacked they never would have left Mosul.
If Obama actually had allowed air strikes on ISIS at the start of this ISIS would have been wiped out in a matter of days.
It seems Obama and ISIS have similar policy goals for Iraq, and Obama has no problem with ISIS in control .
IS is all over the place.
So afraid of being targeted he fled amongst a convoy of 30 Humvees..
Why was he not bombed?
“Why was he not bombed?”
Obama wants the caliphate so badly he can taste it.
agree odds ... isis = al qaeda = moslem brotherhood = every other name islam goes by = those that do not cair but claim to.
May the Syrians send this bastard to hell.
Killing him will help the world.
If the Syrians can’t kill him, maybe the Iranians and Russians can take him out.
Our Sunni White outhouse will never issue a kill order for their Sunni/ISIS/IS buddy.
Leadership got rid of the A-10s.
why didn’t we know about his movemnts and kill him?????
BECAUSE OBAMA IS ONE OF THEM, A COWRAD AND A TRAITOR....
How true, though I was thinking primarily about recent events in Libya.
Interesting. If this isn't deception, then it's target acquisition.
Most recent video of Abu-Bakr al Baghdadi.
I’d say Chicken shiite but I think he’s a Sunni so maybe Chicken Sunni?
> Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi traveled to Syria as part of a convoy
> of 30 Hummer vehicles
Should’ve been very easy to spot, and very easy to destroy. This Al Baghdadi needs to be introduced to his 72 Helen Thomases.
> ISIS continued its attack on Iraqi Yazidis on Wednesday
> despite US airstrikes.
Of course, the Yazidis are unarmed.
American airstrikes need to intesify, with .50 cal cannon, as well as bombs and missiles.
Is mac daddy deeply saddened?
Al Bagdadi (sp) belongs in the Hague for a war criminals trial for genocide, not supervised by the US in an island paradise.
I would prefer a double tap to the head.
Well, it’s tough being a caliph. When I saw the part about the 30 humvees I knew Bagduddi wouldn’t be in one. The convoy still should be melted down but that’s how these gutless freeks work——send someone else out to draw fire then slouch in on a camo camel.
Scripture says ‘The wicked flee when no one pursues’....so glad he is concerned, because he will soon go the way of Al Zacharri (spelling?)back during the Iraq war.
They ought send a special forces group there and remove al-Baghdadi’s head, and mount it some place prominent...
The big fat Caliph has a bulls eye on his back, and God is honing in....goodbye dammit is all I can say...Prayer works.
McCain has Christian blood on his hands.
This is where Obama’s war lawyers come in handy.
Since the northern part of former Syria is ISIL now, perhaps if his location is revealed by the NSA he is still not safe. A drone attack on ISIL is not a violation of Syrian air space but a violation of ISIL air space.
I would he is no coward but rather prudent. A dead commander is of no value.
How about in front our White House?