The wanted jihadi evaded his would-be capturers by minutes as he fled from his house in Baghdad.
According to a Moroccan film maker, al-Baghdadi eluded capture by minutes when he slipped through a specially constructed camouflaged bolt hole in the floor of his Baghdad house.
Iraq’s elite “Falcon Brigade” frantically searched the house for the death cult leader.
But by the time the troops discovered the trapdoor, al-Baghdadi had escaped.
The terrorist, who has a £20 million bounty on his head, is now believed to be hiding out in the desert outside the besieged city of Mosul.