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ISIS leader flees to Syria fearing US airstrikes: Kurdish official
Asharq Al-Awsat Via LCCC ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014 | Dalshad Abdullah

Posted on 08/15/2014 6:07:52 AM PDT by GonzoII

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Leader 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: albaghdadi; baghdadi; iraq; isis; isissyria; syria
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1 posted on 08/15/2014 6:07:52 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Bullies are always cowards


2 posted on 08/15/2014 6:09:21 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GonzoII

What? You mean his Allah can’t protect him? He doesn’t want to be a martyr? .......................


3 posted on 08/15/2014 6:11:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: yldstrk
He added that Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been able to kill a number of ISIS senior leaders.

The Kurd's Peshmerga seem to be nice fellows.......................

4 posted on 08/15/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: GonzoII
ISIS leader flees to Syria

When they know were he is and he's with supporters..

A moabist proposal

Massive Ordinance Air Blast, aka "Mother of all bombs"

5 posted on 08/15/2014 6:13:54 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Red Badger

Three cheers for Peshmerga


6 posted on 08/15/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GonzoII

Running eh? This is one bad guy that had better hope our People do not find him but of course I hope we do!!!


7 posted on 08/15/2014 6:14:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GonzoII

All due to the gutsy call of warrior Obama. /bs


8 posted on 08/15/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GonzoII

Greta on FOX News Channel is having a special tonight about the killing of Christians.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 6:16:50 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: GonzoII

Like it or not, we’re going to have to have a sit down with Assad and talk about a temporary alliance.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 6:17:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: no-to-illegals

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.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 6:17:28 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: dalebert

Thanks.


12 posted on 08/15/2014 6:18:12 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

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?


13 posted on 08/15/2014 6:18:28 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary or Warren 2016! Why? Just to have a woman for Historical Purpose?? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: GonzoII

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.


14 posted on 08/15/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: GonzoII

“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.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 6:19:02 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Red Badger

I admire their sense of fairness regarding al Qaeda scum. After all, justice delayed is justice denied.


16 posted on 08/15/2014 6:19:19 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: cripplecreek

At least with dictators like Assad we know they have one priority above all others: SELF PRESERVATION.


17 posted on 08/15/2014 6:19:34 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: cripplecreek

“Like it or not, we’re going to have to have a sit down with Assad and talk about a temporary alliance.”

Yep


18 posted on 08/15/2014 6:19:57 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: woodbutcher1963

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.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 6:24:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: cripplecreek

bttt


20 posted on 08/15/2014 6:26:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: GonzoII

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.


21 posted on 08/15/2014 6:27:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: GonzoII

Good thing McCain didn't get his way.

22 posted on 08/15/2014 6:28:38 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

23 posted on 08/15/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: GonzoII

24 posted on 08/15/2014 6:32:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: noone

With friend like that...

25 posted on 08/15/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“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.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 6:33:14 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GonzoII
It's just that simple to put a stop to these guys.

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 .

27 posted on 08/15/2014 6:33:57 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: no-to-illegals

IS is all over the place.


28 posted on 08/15/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by odds
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To: GonzoII

So afraid of being targeted he fled amongst a convoy of 30 Humvees..

Why was he not bombed?


29 posted on 08/15/2014 6:37:06 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

“Why was he not bombed?”

Obama wants the caliphate so badly he can taste it.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 6:44:43 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: odds

agree odds ... isis = al qaeda = moslem brotherhood = every other name islam goes by = those that do not cair but claim to.


31 posted on 08/15/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: headstamp 2
Are A10's still active?

For some reason I thought that they had been pulled from active service. If so, what a shame!
32 posted on 08/15/2014 6:55:49 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: GonzoII

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.


33 posted on 08/15/2014 7:07:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Anybody, who thinks they can win by becoming the Left has already lost.)
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To: headstamp 2
"Such a nice A-10 opportunity.

Leadership got rid of the A-10s.

34 posted on 08/15/2014 7:28:39 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: GonzoII

why didn’t we know about his movemnts and kill him?????
BECAUSE OBAMA IS ONE OF THEM, A COWRAD AND A TRAITOR....


35 posted on 08/15/2014 8:14:14 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: cripplecreek

How true, though I was thinking primarily about recent events in Libya.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: GonzoII
"as part of a convoy of 30 Hummer vehicles"

Interesting. If this isn't deception, then it's target acquisition.

37 posted on 08/15/2014 9:00:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FREE REPUBLIC: Bring a FRiend!)
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To: GonzoII

Most recent video of Abu-Bakr al Baghdadi.

38 posted on 08/15/2014 10:04:26 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: GonzoII

I’d say Chicken shiite but I think he’s a Sunni so maybe Chicken Sunni?


39 posted on 08/15/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT by Lent
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To: GonzoII

> 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.


40 posted on 08/15/2014 10:34:26 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Red Badger

Is mac daddy deeply saddened?


41 posted on 08/15/2014 10:37:07 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: woodbutcher1963

Al Bagdadi (sp) belongs in the Hague for a war criminals trial for genocide, not supervised by the US in an island paradise.


42 posted on 08/15/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

I would prefer a double tap to the head.


43 posted on 08/15/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Bringbackthedraft

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.


44 posted on 08/15/2014 11:49:55 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: GonzoII

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.


45 posted on 08/15/2014 11:53:35 AM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: freeangel

They ought send a special forces group there and remove al-Baghdadi’s head, and mount it some place prominent...


46 posted on 08/15/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

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.


47 posted on 08/15/2014 12:12:32 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: McGruff

McCain has Christian blood on his hands.


48 posted on 08/15/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT by cowboyusa
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To: GonzoII

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.


49 posted on 08/15/2014 12:24:03 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: BigEdLB
They ought send a special forces group there and remove al-Baghdadi’s head, and mount it some place prominent..

How about in front our White House?


50 posted on 08/15/2014 12:37:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Anybody, who thinks they can win by becoming the Left has already lost.)
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