Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pentagon Denies ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Killed In Airstrike

The story is taking social media by storm but U.S. officials are denying unverified reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. airstrike; but if these reports are true, will there be retaliation from ISIS?

(Inquisitr) ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed by a U.S. airstrike, an attack that left three other senior members of the militant group dead.

The ISIS leader was killed during an air strike in the city of Mosul, which ISIS forces took over this summer. A Pentagon spokesperson did not confirm the death, but thousands of social media users have passed around an unverified photo claiming to be the ISIS leader’s body. It was also reported by Iraqi News.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren did say that any ISIS leaders “inside troop formations they are likely to be killed.”

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was known as the world’s “most powerful jihadi leader” and “the new Bin Laden.”

“The true heir to Osama bin Laden may be ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” wrote The Washington Post’s David Ignatius.

Many believe that as the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi helped the group eclipse al-Qaeda both in power and relevance in the region.

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1 comment:

  1. Let us hope this is true and that that raghead al0Baghdadi SOB is gone, along with 1,000,0000 more ragheads and European raghead ISIS followers.


Posted By: Chris Carmouche