Iranian news claims Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ISIS Leader Killed in Raqqa. (Fars).
Sources affiliated to the ISIL terrorist group claim that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group's ringleader, has been killed in Syria earlier this month.
The sources wrote on their social media pages that Baghdadi was killed in the US-led international coalition's airstrikes in Raqqa on June 11 (Saturday), the Iranian Azad news agency reported on Tuesday.
Official sources have not yet confirmed the report. Intelligence sources believe that such reports might be intended to discourage the teams of several foreign nations that are in the Middle-East to hunt Al-Baghdadi.
The report came after the Iraqi media said last week that al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in an airstrike in Western Iraq.
Iraqi news channel al-Sumeria TV claimed that local sources in Iraq's Nineveh province had confirmed that Baghdadi and other leaders in the ISIL were wounded on Thursday in an air raid on one of the ISIL command headquarters close to the Syrian border.
“The planes of the international coalition yesterday bombed a location where there is a base of ISIL members along the border area between Iraq and Syria, 65 kilometers West of Nineveh," the Iraqi source said. Read the full story here.
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