Pentagon: IS Leader Baghdadi Losing Control of His Troops

(AFP) Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is losing control of his troops in the battle for Mosul in Iraq, said U.S. military spokesman Col. John Dorrian, referring to an audio message by Baghdadi urging his followers not retreat. "One of the interesting things that we have seen in the English translation of this [message] is that Baghdadi is saying, 'Don't fight amongst yourselves.' This is the type of thing that a leader who is losing command and control and ability to keep everybody on the same page says."

2016-11-04 00:00:00

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