US Defense: Al-Baghdadi was still alive and fled Mosul after the loss of the organization in the city
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A source in the US Department of Defense, that the organization of Daesh leader , "Abu Bakr al - Baghdadi," is still alive, adding that he left the city of Mosul without specifying the destination of .
The US source in a press statement, said that " the number of the organization" Daesh "fighters in Iraq and Syria, has fallen to half what it was in the past."

He explained that " the number of militants" Daesh "in both Iraq and Syria, close to 15 thousand, of whom nearly two thousand and 500 fighters in the western side of Mosul."

He estimated the number of militants , the source organization in the city of Raqqa Syria, between 3 to 4 thousand armed, while the rest is distributed to the areas between tenderness and city - based Iraqi Alhdoah bordering Syria.

He pointed out that "leaders" Daesh ", left the tenderness, which are now strengthened the insurgents with lower grades in order to defend it."

The source pointed out that " the group 's leaders seek to mixing in Cefouk civilians in areas in which they feel safe, in order to continue after they have been defeated in Iraq and Syria."

He explained that " the organization most likely will not give up his views in succession, but may move to smaller operations after losing."