ISIS confirms that the terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Al Sumaria TV channel has reported citing own source in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. According to the TV channel, ISIS has released a statement for its members confirming the death of al-Baghdadi.
The ISIS-linked news agency of Amaq has not released any statement on the issue.
In June reports appeared that al-Baghdadi was allegedly eliminated as a result of a Russian Aerospace Forces strike on a militant command post south of the Syrian city of Raqqah in late May. However, so far, there has been no evidence confirming these claims.