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Iraq MP: US giving Daesh head Baghdadi protection

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Daesh [File photo]
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Daesh [File photo]

US forces are protecting Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in the western desert of Iraq’s Anbar province, Member of Parliament Hassan Salem said.

In a statement the official said US military forces in Ain Al-Assad military base provide all means of support for Baghdadi’s movements between Iraq and Syria.

“Al-Baghdadi is using the Anbar desert as a safe haven, while the US forces provide him with all means of support from their station at the Ain Al-Assad military base in the Anbar province,” he said.

Salem added that “support for Al-Baghdadi’s movement stems from Washington’s fear of a draft bill on expelling foreign troops from Iraq, which the parliament intends to vote on during the new legislative term.”

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