A “specially-formed elite military unit” consisting of approximately 100 CIA personnel and a collection of Special Forces operatives is reportedly on the hunt for ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On June 29 Breitbart News reported ISIS declared a new state out of captured lands in Iraq and Syria. They subsequently changed their name to the Islamic State (IS) and chose al-Baghdadi for chief of state.
Forty-two-year-old al-Baghdadi stepped into the role of “caliph,” saying he would be a “leader for Muslims everywhere.”
IS “called on Al Qaeda and other radical Sunni militants in the region to immediately pledge their allegiance.”
Since that time, thousands of innocents have been “slaughtered” as IS continues its push through northern Iraq, and untold numbers of religious minorities – such as the Yazidis – have been cornered and trapped like animals, left to starve and or die of dehydration.
According to the Mirror, the “specially-formed elite military unit” hunting al-Baghdadi marks “the biggest counter-terror search since the [United States] tracked down and killed al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden in 2011.”