>> Islamic State's elusive leader, Abu Bakr Al-baghdadi, may have been located in Syria. He was reportedly in the town of Albu Kamal during an operation by the Syrian army and its allies to clear it. That's according to a news service run by Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside Syrian soldiers.
This worked up message from Hezbollah military media showing the report.
bu Kamal was the last Syrian town held by the extremist jihadist group. The Syrian Army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday. Saying the fall of the that last town marked the end of the group's three year reign in the region.
But that declaration may have been premature. A monitoring group said on Friday that Islamic State fighters had regained control over half of the town. The Hezbollah report did not say whether Baghdadi had been captured there.>>
> The most recent information was that Baghdadi, who declared himself caliph three years ago, was hiding in the desert in the region of Albu Kamal. The US led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq says it does not have any releasable information concerning the whereabouts of Baghdadi