Has ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been killed in US air strike? | Daily News

Has ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been killed in US air strike?

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in a US air strike in Raqqa. 
 
His death, reported by the respected Turkish daily Yenis Safak, would be a major blow for the jihadists and comes only days after 50 people were killed in an Orlando nightclub by a man pledging allegiance to ISIS. But there have previously been reports that al-Baghdadi, who proclaimed himself caliph of all Muslims two years ago, has been killed or wounded. 
 
The Abna24 website said al-Baghdadi had been killed on Sunday morning by an air strike in Syria but the US-led coalition has made no comment.
 
But there has been no confirmation from the Pentagon or any other coalition powers. 
 
He was born as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, to a lower-middle class Sunni family.
His tribe claimed to be descended from the Prophet Muhammad.
As a youth Baghdadi was a meticulous observer of religious law and could recite the Koran from cover to cover.  (dailymail.co.uk)
 

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