ISIS spy who betrayed al-Baghdadi was motivated by revenge

epa07961155 A screengrab from a handout military drone video made available by the US Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) shows a side-by-side comparison of the compound of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before and after the raid showing no collateral damage to adjacent structures, northwestern Syria, 26 October 2019 (Issued 30 October 2019). US Forces killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of ISIS, in northwest Syria on 26 October 2019. EPA-EFE/DVIDS HANDOUT Released Cmdr. Sean Robertson HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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NBC reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was betrayed by a member of his inner circle who helped lead American troops to his compound in Northern Syria.

The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, General Mazloum Abdi, gave NBC News a detailed account of how he ran a spy inside ISIS for months, who followed Baghdadi as he moved from one safehouse to another until he was finally trapped in a tunnel beneath one of them.

Abdi did not identify the source, but Kurdish intelligence officials described him as an Arab who had many relatives in ISIS.

US operation that killed Baghdadi
A screengrab from a handout military drone video made available by the US Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) shows a side-by-side comparison of the compound of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before and after the raid showing no collateral damage to adjacent structures, northwestern Syria, 26 October 2019 (Issued 30 October 2019). US Forces killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of ISIS, in northwest Syria on 26 October 2019. EPA-EFE/DVIDS HANDOUT Released Cmdr. Sean Robertson HANDOUT 

Abdi said the informant’s main motivation was revenge.

Part of the informant’s job, Abdi said, was “securing the places” where Baghdadi would later hide.

This ISIS spy memorized the locations and layouts of Baghdadi’s safehouses and even stole samples of the world’s most wanted terrorist’s blood and clothing for DNA analysis, the general said.

See also: US Releases First Video Of Raid On Al Baghdadi Compound

Via NBC

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