ISIS warlord ‘Prince of Battles’ captured fleeing terrorist’s final stand in Syria

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The jihadi terrorist was arrested hiding out in Mosul, Iraq, after he fled across the border from ISIS’s crumbling stronghold in Baghuz.

Iraqi forces said he is known as the Prince of Battles because of the large number of clashes with security forceshe’s been involved in. 

He was captured in west Mosul after fleeing across the border as the terror cult faces destruction in Syria.

ISIS is on its last legs as a military and state entity, having been beaten back by local forces and the US-led coalition. 

And it comes after a number of foreign ISIS jihadis expressed a desire to come home, including Brit bride Shamima Begum. 

US-coalition forces

LIBERATION: US-led coalition forces are looking to push ISIS out of Syria (Pic: GETTY)

“The so-called Islamic State’s Prince of Battles was apprehended”

Iraqi forces

In a statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said: “The so-called Islamic State’s Prince of Battles was apprehended in Rabia district, west of Mosul, as he has just returned from Syria, where he escaped after the liberation of Iraqi territories from the terrorist group

The terrorist “was involved in several fights against security forces in Anbar province,” the statement added.

His codename stemmed from the amount of battles he fought against Iraqi forces during the liberation from ISIS.

He is thought to have fled Iraq looking for safety in Syria, only to then flee back into Iraq. 

Refugees fleeing ISIS

LAST STAND: ISIS fighters’ families fleeing as refugees from their stronghold in Syria (Pic: GETTY)

ISIS fighter suspects

FIGHTERS: Syrian forces hold suspected ISIS terrorists outside Baghuz (Pic: GETTY)

ISIS have been pushed back into a tiny corner of Syria near the border with Iraq. 

Families of the remaining jihadi fighters have been spilling out of the scrap of land – ending up in refugee camps like al-Hawz.

Jihadis filled the Middle East power vacuum back in 2014 when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the “Caliphate”. 

Since then the death cult has been slowly forced back, with the remaining fighters clinging onto a slither of territory in Syria. 

ISIS families

STRANGLEHOLD: ISIS occupied large swathes of the Middle East in 2014 (Pic: GETTY)

ISIS refugee Umma Hamza definitely said the terror cult would fight on.

“The brothers are lions. They will fight on,” she told the Telegraph.

“ISIS remains. We are weak now but we will come back again.”

Syrian Democratic Forces chiefs estimate around 1,500 fighters remain holding out in Baghuz.

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