ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Reportedly Killed By U.S. In Syria


ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in a U.S. air strike in Raqqa, Syria.

1402940885_357625_1402941276_noticia_normal The Daily Mail reports:

His death, reported by the respected Turkish daily Yenis Safak, 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.

But there have previously been reports that al-Baghdadi, who proclaimed himself caliph of all Muslims two years ago, has been killed or wounded.

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.

But there has been no confirmation from the US or any other coalition powers.

A Pentagon spokesman told Mail Online they were not aware of any ‘high value targets’ having been killed.

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.

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