The undisputed leader of ISIS in East Africa and West Asia has once again slipped through the fingertips of U.S. forces controlling the area around Mosul, Iraq.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have escaped the war-torn city in northern Iraq, and according to Fox News, his destination is unknown.
One Iraqi official told Reuters that al-Baghdadi may be hiding north of the Euphrates river amongst Sunni Arab tribes. "It's their historic region, they know the people there and the terrain; food, water and gasoline are easy to get, spies are easier to spot," analyst Hisham al-Hashimi, who advised the Iraqi government, said.
The fight for Mosul has cost American taxpayers billions of dollars and U.S. Navy SEAL Michael Keaten was killed during the operations. Granted, the Iraqi people receive a more traditional, yet archaic, form of their Islamic religion in one of their most populated cities, but what do the American people win?
Al-Baghdadi has escaped, Islamic terror is still alive and well, and the American people are still shoveling money overseas to a people whom they have never met.