Islamic State leaders claim to be living in luxury in a vast mansion seized from a billionaire Arab sheikh. The jihadi group’s social media sites posted photos of the spectacular mansion, under the headline: ‘A castle for the tyrants of Qatar in Palmyra’.
Aerial snapshots show sprawling gardens surrounding the mansion, in the heart of the Syrian desert. It is claimed that the Qatari royal family abandoned the villa when Isis closed in. ISIS leaders are now said to have set up headquarters in the luxury villa. The marble floors inside the villa are the same as those at the holy mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.