This is not the first report of the death of ISIS leader Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In fact, by last count, reports of Baghdadi’s death had reached triple digits. So, why not add another report to the list.
This latest report sounds a bit more credible than previous reports, as it comes from Syrian State TV, which is reporting via AMN News that al-Baghdadi was allegedly killed by an airstrike in Raqqa City this morning.
While no other other media outlet has claimed Baghdadi has been killed, there were reports of heavy airstrikes over the provincial capital of Raqqa last night.
Without confirmation from the Islamic State’s official media wing, Al-‘Amaq, or images to validate this claim, it is too hard to verify the rumor at this moment.