ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly dead, says Radio Iran

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Tehran, April 27: In what could be termed as a severe blow to the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS), media reports on Monday claimed that its chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has been dead.

According to a tweet by the All India Radio (AIR), Baghdadi's death claim has been made by Radio Iran.

The Radio Iran has claimed that IS chief Baghdadi, who was reportedly injured in bombing, has now been killed.
However, the news of his death can not be verified.

A bounty worth $10 million has been imposed by the US on the al-Baghdadi's head.

ISIS chief Baghdadi dead, reports

Despite a spate of coalition strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria since August last year, the extremists continue to advance and unleash bloodshed and terror.

The US-led coalition has launched more than 1,000 air strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq since the campaign began on 8 August, 2014.

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The US in coalition with Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, has also carried out more than 800 attacks on ISIS in neighbouring Syria since 23 September.

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