This is the last time Baghdadi was photographed. The photo was taken in 2014. The Mirror
The Dipartimento Europeo Sicurezza Informazioni (DESI), or European department for security and information, claimed on Tuesday that they have accurate information that the self-proclaimed Caliph has been nabbed by Syrian and Russian forces somewhere in northern Syria.
Yet DESI said that they are in the process of verifying the information from other reliable sources and will release the details only after confirmation.
The Iraqi security forces succeeded in laying a siege on Mosul, the city the Islamic State made their capital. HADI MIZBAN/AP
No one has seen Baghdadi in a really long time. There were rumors that he had died in the ongoing battle between Iraqi forces and IS but those were quashed by the Government of Iraq.
Iraqi forces during their offensive on Mosul. Reuters
Early in March, a ‘farewell speech’ purportedly from Baghdadi was circulated among Islamic State barbarians in Iraq. In it he accepted defeat and urged every non-Arab barbarian to either detonate or go back to their homeland and wage war.