He said the Allies are hunting Baghdadi who has presided over bloodthirsty atrocities in a relentless reign of terror.
He pledged that Baghdadi will go the same way as his henchmen most of whom have been killed by local forces on the ground or the sustained air offensive of the US-led coalition.
Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the US-led coalition against ISIS or Daesh, also vowed to hunt down ISIS foreign fighters including British volunteers.
Major General Rupert Jones says ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi faces a bitter end
He said: “If you come to Iraq, if you come to Syria, and you bear arms against the people of Iraq and the people of Syria, against the sovereign forces of this country in Iraq, we will target you.
He and what is left of his leadership structure is in hiding. They are skulking and they are hiding for their lives
Major General Rupert Jones
“It does not matter where you are from, we will target you under the laws of armed conflict, and it does not matter whether you come from London or Rome, we will target you, we will find you, and we will kill you.”
About 130 British jihadis have been killed in the past two years with roughly 400 still out in the war zone.
Gen Jones also confirmed that Baghdadi is firmly on the Coalition hitlist – and claimed that the fanatic has effectively deserted his troops in battle.
Gen Jones claims that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has effectively deserted his troops in battle
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An Iraqi Army attack helicopter fires towards the position of the Islamic state
He said: “If we knew where he was hiding, his life would not last long.”
He said he was “confident “ Baghdadi would be found and predicted that he would not come to “a pretty end”.
He continued: “The point that is important is that the vast majority of his loyal lieutenants are already in graves.
“He and what is left of his leadership structure is in hiding. They are skulking and they are hiding for their lives.”
But he admitted that as ISIS comes under pressure in Syria and Iraq, its fighters may try to disperse.
He said he was “confident” ISIS would be defeated but stressed that they “are highly determined fighters and we should assume that they will adjust and that they will try and continue to spread their message of hatred within Iraq and elsewhere”.
Iraqi forces backed by airstrikes from a US-led coalition recaptured many districts in western Mosul
He told ITV: “Nothing surprises me about Daesh. They are capable of anything – we have all seen that.
“We should never wake up one morning and go ‘oh look, it’s another beheading’, or ‘oh look they’ve just executed more people’, that should always be shocking. But regrettably there is no surprise in it.
“Seeing what Daesh do to innocent people, that has no humanity.
“What we are here to do is to clear the enemy so that people can live their lives again.”
Gen Jones spoke out as RAF warplanes flying out of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus kept up the pressure on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
In the past week RAF Tornados and Typhoons have destroyed 21 ISIS targets in and around West Mosul, the terror group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.
Chilling photographs released from Mosul Thu, March 16, 2017
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces push further into the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul, capturing a damaged bridge which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river
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An Iraqi special forces soldier checks men for explosive belts as they cross from Islamic State controlled part of Mosul to Iraqi forces controlled part of Mosul
Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones admitted that as ISIS comes under pressure its fighters may try to disperse
And on Saturday RAF Tornados destroyed an ISIS HQ near its self-styled capital of Raqqa in Syria – just days after flattening another one nearby.
An MoD spokesman said: “Operations against Daesh in Syria have not been neglected, with RAF aircraft conducting intensive armed reconnaissance missions there.
“A Daesh headquarters was identified at a small building five miles east of Raqqa, and on Saturday 18 March, this was destroyed by a direct hit from a Paveway IV released by a Tornado flight.”
In the past two years RAF warplanes and drones have carried out 1,100 strikes against ISIS, second only to the US.