The head of the Falcons Intelligence Cell and director of Intelligence and Anti-terrorism in the Federal Ministry of Interior confirmed that the ISIS leader is in Syria.
Abu Ali al-Basri, head of the Falcons Intelligence Cell told Iraqi News Agency that the terrorist, Ibrahim Awwad al - Samarrai, nicknamed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is currently in one of the western regions of Syria.
"Leaders of ISIS terrorist gangs fled to Turkey, Sudan and North Africa by direct orders from Baghdadi, while a number of terrorists and their families are in al-Hol camp in the Syrian province of Hasakah," he said.
Basri warned of the presence of ISIS terrorists in the Syrian Idlib, indicating that this poses another threat to the security of the region.
He also revealed the movement of terrorists of different nationalities, who fled liberated areas to their countries, within mobile cells capable of reshaping themselves with new molds; this is again a threat to peace and security in those countries.
PUKmedia \ Iraqi News Agency