Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in air strikes in Raqqa

14 Jun, 2016 5:07 pm

ROME (92 News) – Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in air strikes carried out by the coalition forces led by the United States on IS’ stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria.

According to a report in the Turkish daily Yeni Safak on Monday, which cited Arabic media as its source, Baghdadi was killed in air raids conducted in Syria on Sunday.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition air strikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan,” the daily quoted the agency as saying in a statement released on behalf of ISIS to report that the self-proclaimed “Caliph” had died.

However, the US-led coalition, which reportedly carried out the air raid in the northern Syrian city, is yet to make a statement.

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