Syria Claims Islamic State Leader Killed in Airstrike
With a $20 million bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the world’s most wanted terrorist. Now, Syrian state television claims that Islamic State’s terror mastermind has been killed in an airstrike.
Dramatic footage of white phosphorus bombing strike shows an air burst sending flaming meteors over an Islamic State controlled zone in Raqqa, setting buildings alight.
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) officials reported Saturday, June 10, that coalition forces had made 20 strikes in the Raqqa vicinity.
There was no mention of Al-Baghdadi, but officials confirmed that muliple targets had been engaged 12 ISIS tactical units, destroying 7 fighting positions, 4 vehicles, a car bomb, 3 ISIS headquarters and an ISIS-held building as part of the ongoing operation to destroy Islamic State.
No Confirmation of al-Baghdadi’s Death
Al-Baghdadi is held responsible for inspiring a wave of suicide attacks across Europe. However, al-Baghdadi’s death has been reported in the past.
Amaq, Islamic State’s official media, has not confirmed al-Baghdadi’s death.