the Attack should have been directed at ICE-leader's hideout in eastern Syria and carried out by foreign nationals who joined the terrorrörelsen. The attack against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been planned and must have ended in clashes between the politically and ICE-the leader's bodyguard.
the Event, according to the underättelsetjänstemän that The Guardian talked to, have taken place on the 10 January. Now terrorrörelsens tops put a price on the head of a man who has long participated in the ICE business. ICE leaders have not announced why they want to see the man killed, but those who work in the intelligence community in the region think that he was a central figure in the attempted coup against al-Baghdadi.
– They got wind of it just in time. This was done by some of his most familiar, " says one of The Guardian's sources.
with their colleagues in the united kingdom and the united states, is convinced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi recently has been in the last stronghold that is left of the so-called caliphate, where terrorgruppens most hard-line members have regrouped after two years of deadly fighting. Here are the leaders and some of the foreign supporters who flocked to Syria and Iraq between 2013 and 2015, when the number of IS-supporters amounted to at least 70.000.
Now they are about 500 left, together with their families. They are surrounded by US-backed kurdish forces on the syrian side of the iraq border and the Iran-backed shia militias on the other.
the months have a number of rumors circulating about unrest in the terrorgruppens management. But until now little has suggested that there actually existed any internal threat to al-Bagdhadis lederskap or life. Those who have lived near the ICE-the leader is the veterans, and their loyalty has been tested over many years of losses.
In recent weeks, ICE has supporters, however, daily fled out of the besieged area. Several thousand have surrendered themselves to the kurdish forces near the city of Deir az-Zor in eastern Syria.