Asharq al-Awsat daily reported that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has written in one of
his letters to the ISIL commanders in Libya that the ISIL is facing a long hard
war, urging the commanders to recruit more child soldiers to cover the terrorist
group's heavy casualties in the battlefields in Syria and Iraq.
Media sources said on Thursday that they gained access to letters sent by ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to other commanders of the terrorist group in Libya after his repeated failures in Syria and Iraq.
The Arabic edition of al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Thursday that al-Baghdadi's letters, some of them written last year and some of them in the past few weeks, indicated that the ISIL leader was after making up for his defeats in Syria and Iraq by calling on the terrorist groups' commanders and members to go to Libya.
It added that the letters written to 13 of al-Baghdadi's deputies and commanders in Libya stressed the need for them to use Southern Libya as a place for recruiting the members who fled from the East in a bid to finally target Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.
An Arab media outlet reported earlier this month that al-Baghdadi was still alive, adding that the terrorist group's ring leader was sighted by eyewitnesses in one of the battlefields in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi reported that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the commander of the ISIL terrorist group, was sighted alive in one of the battlefields near the newly-freed town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq.
No more details were released about the report.
Contradictory reports have surfaced the media on the fate of Al-Baghdad in the last two years, while some claim that he has been killed in attacks in Iraq or Syria, others say that he is still alive and on the move.
Source: Fars News Agency