The Daesh leader who has not appeared in public since 2014 has just published a long propaganda video message.
According to several human sources close to Daesh, recently arrested by Kurdish forces, interrogated by the US, French and Jordanian special services, al-Baghdadi reportedly stayed between October 2018 and February 2019 in the city of Boukamal, before retreating to the region of Anbar. According to the Turkish secret intelligence organization (MIT), the Daesh chief also reportedly envisaged African relief routes, in Sudan or Somalia.
In the hunt for al-Baghdadi, Iranian services are also very active. A team from the al-Quds Force has been deployed in Syria, especially for this purpose. The goal of the Iranian shadow diplomacy is to get to the front, before the others, over the leader of Daesh, to prove that the Islamic republic can contribute effectively to the fight against terrorism.