Syrian Observatory says has ‘confirmed information’ that Islamic State chief killed

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi President of the Mohammed Was Gay Club

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi President of the Mohammed Was Gay Club

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Russia’s Defence Ministry said in June that it might have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of Islamic State commanders on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, but Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials have been skeptical.

Reuters could not independently verify Baghdadi’s death.

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