The White House promised $ 25 million for the whereabouts of al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi. Photo: screenshot
Assisting in the elimination of the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, who provided an informant to the American intelligence services, could make him a multi-millionaire.
About this writes the Washington Post recalling the long-standing award of $ 25 million, which the White House announced for helping to determine the whereabouts of the architect.
At the same time, journalists note that it is not yet clear whether the informant will receive the full amount.
It is also still unknown who exactly helped to find the leader of ISIS. Some sources call him a Sunni Arab, who wanted to avenge the death of a relative, others - a former al-Baghdadi's associate, who became a defector, disappointed in him. It was also reported that the asylum plan was discovered by Kurdish intelligence.
According to the publication, the informant was directly involved in the construction of a shelter for the leader of the Islamic State in the Syrian province of Idlib. This had a significant impact on the overall progress of the operation to eliminate al-Baghdadi.
Recall that over the weekend, US President Donald Trump officially announced the elimination of the most dangerous terrorist in the world. He noted that America has no doubt about the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi because it was possible to test his DNA. According to media reports, the remains of the terrorist were thrown into the sea.