baghdad - US General Stephen Townsend suspects Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS), is still alive. He said Baghdadi might hide in a deserted border area between Syria and Iraq, reported the BBC.
'We're looking for him every day,' said Townsend. 'If we find him, I think we will spend him. It is probably not worth the misery to try to catch him. '
In June, Russia reported that Baghdadi was supposed to be killed by a Russian air attack on the Raqqa IS building. Later, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights knew that it had information that Baghdadi was killed.