British newspaper: Baghdadi moved to Libya and planes to track him[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: • [rtl]2019/5/13 8:53[/rtl] • 230 times read[/rtl]
The British Daily Express reported that Britain and other Western countries were looking for a leader of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi organization in Libya after reports that he was being transferred.
According to the newspaper, the coalition forces lost the impact of Baghdadi in recent weeks of "succession" in Syria in February, when he fled the town of Albaguz east of the country after an assassination attempt by foreign fighters close to his own circle.
"Intelligence about Baghdadi's whereabouts is from a reliable source, but it has to be verified," a British military source was quoted as saying.
According to the newspaper, this intelligence came two weeks after the British Royal Air Force forced the evacuation of a special air force unit from that country against the backdrop of the rapid progress achieved by the forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar on the ground there.
The British Air Force has now returned to the skies of Libya. The British fighters, with the participation of Italian and US warplanes, are carrying out round-the-clock flights in search of "ABB", the symbolic code to identify al-Baghdadi as a target.
According to the newspaper, jets are taking off from Paddington Air Force Base in Lincolnshire, east of England, to collect signals and information about individuals and groups who may be supporters of al-Baghdadi.
The latest such operation took place in Libyan airspace on Saturday night, coinciding with other similar operations, where British military intelligence officers confirmed that al-Baghdadi's facility may have any of the seven branches of his terrorist organization in North Africa.
"Baghdadi can not move freely and whenever I expect to do everything he can to avoid drawing attention to himself, but we have a lot of ways to locate him or his team and they will make a mistake sooner or later," said a senior military source.
Baghdadi issued a videotape at the end of last month, and some experts found that the leader of "Daash" is still in the desert areas on the Syrian-Iraqi border.