ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ‘killed in US-led coalition air strike’: reports

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ‘killed in US-led coalition air strike’: reports

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air raid in Syria by the US-led coalition, reports said on Monday.

Baghdadi died in an air strike on ISIS’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria, Iranian state media and pro-government Turkish daily Yenis Safak said, citing ISIS-affiliated Arabic news agency al-Amaq.

The statement published by Amaq said ISIS’s ‘Caliph’ Baghdadi had been killed on Sunday, according to the media reports.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition airstrikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan,” said the statement.

The coalition did not immediately comment on the report.

Earlier on Monday, Iraqi TV channel ‘Al-Sumaria’ said that Baghadi had been wounded on Sunday in a coalition air strike on a location 65 kilometres west of the IS-held city of Mosul. Read more.

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