According to reports, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is choosing someone to succeed him in the event of his death.

ISIS leader is choosing a successor among his supporters who would replace him if he dies, local media reported.

“Information Center of the Daesh (ISIS) announced al-Baghdadi’s order to appoint one of the commanders as his deputy, meaning that he will become [Baghdadi’] successor in case of his death,” a source in the Nineveh province was quoted by Alsumaria television as saying.

The source claimed that ISIS would not reveal the name of the future deputy since it would lead to disruption among the members of the militant group.

The Iraqi armed forces press service said on Monday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi escaped Mosul amid the Iraqi forces’ military operation the liberate the northern Iraqi city.

ISIS, a terrorist group which emerged in Iraq a few years ago, has been in control of Mosul since 2014.

The terrorist group is outlawed in many countries including the United States and Russia.

Iraqi government, backed by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, launched an operation to retake the strategic city from ISIS. The operations has been so far successful in pushing out members of the terrorist group out of more and more areas.

ISIS has also carried out several attacks in Western countries, targeting France and Germany several times during the past two years.