ISIS terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi fled on Friday evening from the district of Rawa in western Iraq, heading to Syria, Iraqi security sources said Monday.
The sources who requested anonymity, said Baghdadi used a yellow taxi to flee the Iraqi territories.
They added he is believed to have settled in Syria's Deir al-Zour.
The sources confirmed that "After the Iraqi forces entered Qaim district, Baghdadi knew that his stay in the city of Rawa is a threat to his life," noting that he called on ISIS terrorists in Qaim to continue fighting.
Tens of the terror group's terrorists also managed to flee Anbar towards Syrian territories using their own cars, the sources added.
Earlier on Sunday, Iraqi PM Haider Abadi raised the Iraqi flag in Qaim district which was declared fully liberated on Friday.