Did ISIS chief Baghdadi flee from Iraq to Syria in taxi?

A combo of two handout pictures released by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (L) and by Iraqi Ministry of Interior shows photographs of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AFP)

An Iraqi news agency reported that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled from Iraq in a yellow taxi towards Syria now that his life is under threat after the militant group has been ousted from territory it was controlling.

Referring to an intelligence source in Anbar province, the news agency also said that Baghdadi called on ISIS militants in Al-Qaim in Iraq to continue fighting and not surrender.

However, the militants abandoned him and fled with their cars to Syrian territory.

Meanwhile on Sunday, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised the country’s national flag in Al-Qaim after it was freed from ISIS control on Friday.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52