Security expert informs of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s global recruitment plan
Hawkar al-Jaf was quoted by the Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm as saying that Baghdadi has moved from Syria to Iraq revive the ISIL and is now stationed in al-Tharthar region near the border with Samarra island.
He added that al-Baghdadi is largely relying on recruitment of the sons of those ISIL militants who have been killed in the battlefields and the Caliphate’s Lion Cubs, the children trained by the terrorist group for operations.
Al-Jaf said that the ISIL plots to show off its power militarily and in media by launching unique operations in Iraq and other countries of the world and media warfare to recruit forces across the world.
He added given the fact that Baghdadi is protected in Iraq under heavy security measures, he might be able to carry out his plan in the region and the world for ISIL’s survival.
In relevant remarks on Monday, a senior member of the Iraqi parliament accused the US of sheltering al-Baghdadi in Ein al-Assad military base in Western Iraq, and warned that 3,000 ISIL terrorists are being trained in the country to foment insecurity again.
Hassan Salem, the representative of al-Fatah coalition in the Iraqi parliament, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website as saying that al-Baghdadi was being supported by the US forces in the Western desert of Iraq.
He added that Ein al-Assad base provides logistical support for al-Baghdadi, noting that he is freely trafficking between Iraq and Syria with their backing.
Salem also said that the US forces have trained and equipped over 3,000 ISIL terrorists in Wadi al-Houran region with the aim of fomenting insecurity and revival of the ISIL in Iraq and sent them to Nineveh, al-Anbar and Saladin provinces.
He added that the US support for al-Baghdadi and other terrorists in Iraq comes as the Iraqi parliament plans to approve a bill to expel all foreign forces from the country.