Iraqi intel locates ISIS leader’s hideout near Palmyra

Iraq intelligence sources told Russian media on Sunday that, according to their information, the Islamic State’s “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding at Jabal Abu Raimin, a small village in the Syrian Desert near Palmyra. He recently launched a fresh offensive to capture the old city of Palmyra, on the assumption that the Russian and Syrian air forces would hold back from counter-attacking for fear of damaging the ancient town’s historic sites.

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