Syria: Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has “confirmed information” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), has been killed.
Rami Abdurrahman, director of the war monitoring group, told news agencies on Tuesday that Baghdadi died in Deir az Zor province in eastern Syria.
“Top-tier commanders from ISIL who are present in Deir az Zor province have confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, emir of the Islamic State group, to the Observatory,” Abdurrahman told the AFP.
“We learned of it today but we do not know when he died or how.”
The report could not be independently verified and Baghdadi has been reported dead several times.