Mosul scenarios: Where can Baghdadi run to?
After the battle to restore Mosul started on Monday, questions and speculations surfaced regarding the whereabouts of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who made his first appearance in Mosul when the organization took over the city in 2014.
Three possible routes
A combo of two handout pictures released by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (L) and by Iraqi Ministry of Interior shows photographs of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AFP)
Escaping through southern fronteirs
Many ISIS leaders are said to have fled Mosul and are headed toward Syria. (ISIS propaganda)