Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the supreme leader of the Islamic States (ISIS) and head of its Caliphate, has been reportedly killed in a U.S led airstrike in Syria.
|Al-Baghdadi killed (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)|
According to reports from multiple sources Al-Baghdadi, 44, born Ibrahim Awwad Ali Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai was injured in an airstrike on Friday and later died from his wounds. There has been no official statement from the U.S. government about these developments. According to several sections of the Arabic media, al-Baghdadi was killed in the de facto capital of the Islamic State, the city of Raqqa. He was accompanied by several commanders of ISIS at the time of the airstrike, several of whom are either injured or killed.
However, this is not the first time al-Baghdadi has been reportedly killed in a U.S. airstrike, so we still have to keep our fingers crossed. In 2014, there were reports about his death. However, he was seen alive and well a few weeks after the reports emerged.