According to the source, ISIS gunmen issued a brief statement announcing that their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead and the name of the “new caliph.”
Some Iranian media outlets earlier circulated images confirming al-Baghdadi’s death. The Russian Defense Ministry reported in the middle of June that, according to preliminary information, the ISIS leader and 300 gunmen had been killed by a Russian airstrike in Syria in late May.
This news issued however ISIS usually use Amaq news agency to publish confirmed news.
Militants of ISIS have said the organization’s leader Abu Bakr al-Bahgdadi is dead, the Al Sumaria TV channel reported on Tuesday citing a source in Iraq’s Nineveh province.