first published on April 18, 2017 by Josh
According to multiple reports, the European Department for Security and Information (DESI) has intercepted intelligence leading them to believe that Russia has captured ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. However, the Russian Foreign Ministry has denied any knowledge of the arrest or capture of Baghdadi to Rudaw, a Kurdish News Agency operating from Kurdistan. The alleged information puts the arrest as a joint effort between Syrian and Russian intelligence agencies working with each other inside of Syria. You are able to view the reports at the bold links above.
As this situation continues to unfold, we will continue to update this story. If Russia has actually captured Baghdadi, we doubt that it would have any real impact on the terror organization known as the Islamic State. Baghdadi’s troops are zealots, and his capture, or death, will only give them more cause to fight, as was seen the first, second, and third time the United States killed him using Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, UAV strikes, and probably Napalm at some point.