Islamic State Leader Al-Baghdadi Reportedly Killed in Air Strike

World | June 14, 2016, Tuesday // 18:09| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Islamic State Leader Al-Baghdadi Reportedly Killed in Air Strike An undated file image of a frame from video released by the Islamic State group purportedly shows the caliph of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, giving a speech at an unknown location. Photo EPA/BGNES

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have been killed in Syria, Daily Mirror reported on Tuesday.

The online edition of the British newspaper quoted a statement from Amaq news agency linked to Islamic State as saying: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition air strikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan."

Raqqa is the stronghold of Islamic State.

A spokesman of U.S.-led coalition fighting the Jihadist militants has said that he had nothing to confirm the reports about al-Baghdadi “at this time”, according to mirror.co.uk.

 

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