VIDEO: ISIS Leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Refuses To Sleep Without Suicide Vest, Say Reports
By FOX NEWS // November 21, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: ISIS leader reportedly refuses to sleep without suicide vest.
(FOX NEWS) – As U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close in on the Islamic State’s hub of Mosul, the leader of the terror network has become so insecure about his own safety that he refuses to emerge from his underground hideouts and never sleeps without his suicide vest on, Reuters reported.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “has become intemperate,” losing self-control and showing more signs of paranoia, according to messages sent from inside Mosul to the Iraqi military. Reuters reported Wednesday it had viewed the messages.
Iraqi troops pushed deeper into eastern Mosul Saturday, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition — but faced stiff resistance from ISIS fighters, Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi of the Iraqi special forces said.
Meanwhile, al-Baghdadi “has cut down on his movements and neglects his appearance,” according to the message from the person inside Mosul. “He lives underground and has tunnels that stretch to different areas. He doesn’t sleep without his suicide bomber vest so he can set it off if he’s captured.”