Has ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been killed in US air strike?


Reports say he has died in Raqqa but no confirmation from coalition .

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in a US air strike in Raqqa.

His death, reported by the AlhlulBayt news agency, would be a major blow for the jihadists and comes only days after 50 people were killed in an Orlando nightclub by a man pledging allegiance to ISIS.

There have previously been reports that al-Baghdadi was killed or wounded after proclaiming himself caliph of all Muslims two years ago.

The Abna24 website said al-Baghdadi had been killed on Sunday morning by an air strike in Syria but the US-led coalition has made no comment.

Reports of his death were running on Iranian state media and the Turkish daily Yenis Safak.

He was born as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, to a lower-middle class Sunni family.

His tribe claimed to be descended from the Prophet Muhammad.

As a youth Baghdadi was a meticulous observer of religious law and could recite the Koran from cover to cover.

Source: Mail Online

Author: Augaritte

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