BAGHDAD, Spokesman of the International Coalition led by Washington Shown Ryan stressed that the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has become "ineffective" especially as the armed extremists are "completely defeated.
"Al-Baghdadi was a very hated person, but now he is useless and ineffective, so we are not concerned with any comments made by Daesh," Ryan said in a telephone interview.
The comments came after the first audio recording attributed to the leader of the terrorist organization "Daesh" a year ago.
Iraqi officials believe that al-Baghdadi, who has been rumored to have been killed and Washington has put $ 25 million to identify or kill him, is in Syria near the Iraqi border.
"We believe that his leadership is ineffective and we are focusing on defeating the last remnants of Daesh," he said. "If he is present or not, that does not mean anything."
"The organization is now using its last fighters," he said, adding "so they will try to take a stand looking for showcase attacks that show them as influential as they are almost defeated militarily, with the exception of the area we are about to enter."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency