Tehran: According to claim by Radio Iran which was later substantiated by All India Radio, ISIS caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died.According to a tweet by the All India Radio (AIR), Baghdadi’s death claim has been made by Radio Iran.
It can be noted that a Guardian report last week claimed that Baghdadi had received serious ‘life-threatening’ injuries during a US-led airstrike in March and that the strike had left him seriously wounded.
The report added that Baghdadi was no more in control of daily operations of ISIS as he had not been able to recover.The Pentagon had refuted the latest report of Baghdadi being injured, saying there was no evidence to prove that the ISIS chief had suffered injuries when the US-led coalition planes bombarded the al-Baaj a district of Nineveh, near Syrian border on March 18.
The ISIS overran a huge swathe of Iraq and Syria in June last year and established the so-called “Islamic State” across occupied areas and anointed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph.
The US has imposed a bounty worth $10 million on the al-Baghdadi’s head. Despite a spate of coalition strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria since August last year, the extremists continue to advance and unleash bloodshed and terror.