Shafaqna Pakistan:A Syrian Kurd undercover agent took a pair of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s underwear for DNA identification ahead of the US raid that killed him, a Kurdish official said on Monday.
Polat Can, a senior adviser to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), published details of the intelligence work that led to the US raid in which the Islamic State founder was killed.
Our own source, who had been able to reach Al-Baghdadi, brought his underwear to conduct a DNA test and make sure (100%) that the person in question was Al-Baghdadi himself,” he said.
“Through our own sources, we managed to confirm that Al-Baghdadi had moved from Al Dashisha area in Deir Al Zor to Idlib,” he added.
“One of our sources was able to reach the house where Al Baghdadi was hiding. Al Baghdadi changed his places of residence very often. He was about to move to a new place in Jerablus,” the senior adviser to the SDF went on to say.
“More than a month ago, the decision was made to eliminate Al Baghdadi. However, the US withdrawal and the Turkish invasion prompted us to stop our special operations, including the pursuit of Al Baghdadi. The Turkish invasion caused a delay in the operation,” he added.