(IraqiNews.com) Raqqa – ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a US-led coalition’s airstrike on Raqqa, Syria. This was claimed by the pro ISIS news agency, al-Amaq, and disseminated widely across Arabic media.
In the report it was said that al-Baghdadi was killed on Friday morning of June 10 when the US-led coalition carried out an all-out airstrike on Raqqa, a city in Syria located on the north bank of the Euphrates River, which is about 160 kilometres east of Aleppo.
However, the coalition operation command has yet to make an ‘official’ announcement and so far it has not said anything in this regard.
In a statement released by al-Amaq on behalf of ISIS it was reported that ‘Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition on Friday, the fifth day of the holy month of Ramadan’.
“We announce to you the martyrdom of the Amir al-Mu’meneen Mujahid Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (May God accept him) in an airstrike by the crusaders’ coalition in Wilayat Raqqa on the Fifth of Ramadan 1437,” the statement said.
It may be mentioned here that this is not for the first time that such a claim has been made about the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but this is the first time that such a claim has been made by a pro-ISIS news agency.