When sl-Baghdadi captured Mosul, he controlled a region about the size of the UK. But now the Muslim jihadists are retreating, killing women and children among others as they run away, and al-Baghdadi is nowhere to be found.
Since the three years have come and gone, ISIS no longer controls very much area and the bloody bast**d is not to be found. And the dude has a $25 million bounty on his beard.
There are rumors that Baghdadi is dead. In fact, Russia's deputy foreign minister said it was "highly likely" that Baghdadi was killed in a Russian air force strike on Raqqa on May 28th. Last week, an Iranian official was emphatic that he was "definitely dead."
But the U.S. isn't buying it yet.
A video from Raqqa a week after the Russian report came out, ISIS jihadis referred to "our sheikh" without mentioning Baghdadi by name. This gives one pause as to the accuracy of the Russian claim. However, it could also be a taqiyya ploy--a lie to further the Islamic agenda.
The Taliban and al-Qaeda hid the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar (pronounced "Tahleebahn" by Barack Hussein Obama, and he should know) for two years.
Hopefully, Islamic State is hiding the death of the POS Baghdadi.