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ISIS leader may be in eastern Syrian city of Boukamal

ISIS leader may be in eastern Syrian city of Boukamal

The defeat of militants in Rawa would mark the end of ISIS' era of territorial rule over the so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.

The capture of the border town had sealed "the fall of the terrorist Daesh organization's project in the region", an army statement said on Thursday, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

The Syrian Central Military Media says that, as Syrian troops and their allies conducted search operations in Boukamal, they "got the information" that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi might be "in one of the pockets" in the town.

The group's last urban stronghold in Syria, Albu Kamal, fell afterwards.

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On Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State has taken back control of half of Albu Kamal.

IS has suffered a string of defeats at the hands of separate but simultaneous offensives in Iraq and Syria by the Russian-backed Syrian forces and allied militias as well as USA -backed Iraqi and Syrian fighters.

In September, al-Baghdadi released an audio in which he urged his followers to burn their enemies everywhere and target "media centres of the infidels".

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik news agency on June 22 there was a "high probability" that al-Baghdadi had been killed in a Russian airstrike on the southern outskirts of the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqah, about 160 kilometers (99 miles) east of Aleppo, in late May.


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