ISIS chief Baghdadi reportedly killed in US-led coalition air raid


Still image taken from video of a man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in MosulIslamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been killed in Syria in air raids by a US-led coalition.

According to a report in the Turkish daily Yeni Safak, Baghdadi was killed in air raids conducted over Syria on 12 June. Baghdadi was killed by coalition air strikes on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan, it added.

The Express UK reported the air raid took place when the ISIS chief and other leaders were travelling in a convoy.

However, the US-led coalition, which reportedly carried out the air raid in the northern Syrian city, has not yet made a statement.

The sources also added that Baghdadi, who carries a US $25 million bounty on his head, and the other ISIS leaders arrived in Iraq from Syria in a convoy of cars.

Earlier on 13 June, Al-Sumaria, an Iraqi TV channel said that Baghdadi was injured on 12 June in an air strike, 65 km west of the IS-held city of Mosul.