Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State has reportedly been killed in a US airstrike.

Several Middle Eastern media outlets have claimed that al-Baghdadi has been killed in a US airstrike in Raqqa on the 12th of June.

In October 2011, the US State Department listed al-Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and announced a reward of up to US$10 million for information leading to his capture or death. Only the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has a larger reward offered for his capture or death.

The United States has also accused al-Baghdadi of kidnapping, enslaving, and repeatedly raping an American citizen who was later killed.

Over time, there have been a number of reports of Al-Baghdadi’s death or injury; however, none have been verified.

The Islamic State of Iraq, also known as al-Qaeda in Iraq, was the Iraqi division of al-Qaeda. Al-Baghdadi was announced as leader of the ISI on 16 May 2010, following the death of his predecessor Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.

As leader of the ISI, al-Baghdadi was responsible for masterminding large-scale operations such as the 28 August 2011 suicide bombing at the Umm al-Qura Mosque in Baghdad, which killed prominent Sunni lawmaker Khalid al-Fahdawi.

Between March and April 2011, the ISI claimed 23 attacks south of Baghdad, all allegedly carried out under al-Baghdadi’s command.

Amaq news agency, the official News agency linked to Islamic State, has also reported that he has been killed however the United States have not confirmed his death and White House spokesman Ned Price said “we’ve seen the reports and are looking into them.”

 

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Bob Abson

Brilliant news if true, there’s a special place in hell for this filth…

Rik Adams

Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

Shaw Durman

shame 🙂

Craig Wilson

Whoop Whoop

Ian Heath

Rumours following a fake statement. Not true.

John Scott Harris

is happens every week, they are good…………

Kenny Elmes

rest in pieces

Stephen Priestley

HELL YEAH…

GET

SOME!!!

Boonserm Sam

Anilah hasil jahat yang sesuai dengan dia.make good recive good make bad recive bad .ทำดีได้ดี ทำชั่สได้ชั่ว ไม่มีใครอยู่ค้ำฟ้า

we all know how they will respond

Graeme Robertson

Good

david southern

I wonder if his replacement will be announced soon and picture put up on social media like the last one?

Colin Wilson