By Walid Shoebat
In a press conference today General Mansour Al-Jbour, head of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, said that the coalition’s air strikes have killed 7,000 ISIS members while Jordan alone conducted 946 sorties out of 5000 total for the U.S.-led coalition as a whole, registering nearly one fifth of all efforts to destroy ISIS and contributing to the destruction of 20% of ISIS military capabilities. Al-Jbour added that the next step is to soon kill Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi himself adding “We are determined to wipe them from the face of the Earth”.
Witnesses, according to Iraqi news sites confirmed that “Baghdadi was seen dismounting from the car after the arrival of a large convoy of vehicles with four-wheel drive to the province.”
The source added that” al-Baghdadi is moving between more than one site in Nineveh, and between more than one place on the outskirts of Mosul, to avoid coalition fire. ”
Witnesses said that they “saw Baghdadi dismounts from one of the cars as the convoy entered the downtown area.”
NBC stated: “ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is running scared as a result of an intensified bombing campaign brought on by the murder of a Jordanian pilot, the head of the country’s air force said.”
“He is frightened by what we did in the last three days,” Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Jabour told NBC News on Sunday. “We will not hesitate” to kill al-Baghdadi, he said. “He is going to be on top of our list.”
And while the king wars with the Caliph, local sources from the Iraqi province of Nineveh disclosed that Al-Baghdadi fled his stronghold city of Raqqa, the capital of his caliphate in Syria and has taken refuge with a number of leaders in Nineveh after the bombing intensified by Jordan.
The Arabic reveals more:
Al-Jbouri focuses on “the top leadership of ISIS”. In cutting off the head Jordan will bring disarray to ISIS. While Jordan is (unofficially) sending strikes into Iraq Jordan’s plan as it seems is first to stop ISIS illicit oil trade, and to destroy their training bases, garrisons and command centers as Al-Jbouri stated in Arabic.
While ISIS is being bombarded by Jordan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that units protecting the Kurdish people regained control of at least 128 villages in 15 days in the countryside of Kobanî.
Just in the last 3 days as part of Operation Muath Kassasbeh Al-Jbour said that Jordan’s jet fighters had conducted 56 raids of intensified bombing targeting a stronghold of ISIS militants in northeast Syria.
He stated that in the next three days Jordan will release the results of their accomplishments in destroying ISIS.
Jordan until the burning of Kassasbeh restricted its involvement in the fight against ISIS just as the Sunni sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf to diplomacy and airstrikes. But now Jordan is also attacking targets in Iraq as confirmed by Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.
Diplomatically, Jordan has also taken a hands-on role in rallying Sunni factions in Iraq against ISIS. In July, weeks after ISIS seized Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul, Jordan hosted 150 opposition figures from Sunni tribes, religious figures, and former Baathists to the Jordanian capital, Amman, to discuss the escalating crisis.
The Royal Jordanian Air Force possesses significant firepower, 110,700 soldiers — including 14,000 elite forces, 650 aircraft and is only using a fraction of it in targeting ISIS positions in Syria.