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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.
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Editor's note: There are reports on Twitter that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed. He's been rumored to have been killed several times in the past, so we're looking for any official confirmation or more information. The New York Times' Rukmini Callimachi notes 'There is no credible evidence that he's been killed. All rumor'
originally posted by: Ohanka
a reply to: bknapple32
I disagree somewhat. Al-Baghdadi is known by the nickname "The hidden caliph" or variations there of. He is a far less visible leader than Bin Laden was. Although I think that helps to fuel some of the mystique around him.
"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition air strikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan," the daily quoted the agency as saying in a statement released on behalf of ISIS to report that the self-proclaimed "Caliph" had died.