ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed, although the Pentagon is yet to confirm the accuracy of this information.
Baghdadi died in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province, according to Rami Abdurrahman, the director of the war monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“We have confirmed information from leaders, including one of the first rank who is Syrian, in the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zor,” Abdulrahman said.
This information emerged just days following the Iraqi army’s successful attempt to recapture the last remaining sectors of Mosul from the terrorists’ control.
Speculation about Baghdadi’s death further intensified when President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “Big wins against ISIS!”
So far, there is no official confirmation or denial of the news on ISIS-affiliated websites and social media pages. Baghdadi had been reported to have died many times in the past, only for those rumors to be proven untrue.