Daesh Leader Recognizes Defeat in Iraq, Local Television Says
01 de marzo de 2017, 08:29Baghdad, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Before the government offensive in the west of Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has warned his men to hide, flee or immolate, according to a report from the Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria.
The Arabic-language television network said it relied on local sources that cited a statement by the terrorist leader in which he acknowledged the defeat of his organization in Iraq after the advances of troops loyal to Baghdad to reconquer the west of the country's second city.
According to information circulated in the northern province of Nineveh, whose capital is Mosul, Al-Baghdadi titled his message as 'farewell speech' and distributed it on Tuesday among the clerics and preachers of Daesh, the Arabic acronym for IS.
With his men increasingly cornered in the current phase of the police and the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) offensive to recover that locality, the head of the Islamic extremists ordered the closure of Daesh's office which regulates its combatants.
He also ordered non-Arab Sunni Islamic terrorists to decide whether to 'return to their countries or detonate themselves' by promising each of them '72 women in paradise,' according to Alsumaria.
By its part, Al-Arabiya satellite channel noted that many IS leaders in Iraq have already begun to leave their hiding places to head to areas controlled by the group in neighboring Syria.
The Army, the federal police, the CTS and Shiite volunteers of the Popular Mobilization, all supported by the aviation of the international alliance led by the United States, have intensified attacks against Daesh since the start of the current offensive, on October 17 past.
The aerial bombings allowed the advance of the troops to areas dominated by the jihadists in the last weeks and at the moment the main scene of combat is located on the west bank of the river Tigris, that divides Mosul in two.
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