The leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according Syrian state media. News reports from Syria say the leader of ISIS Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike on Saturday.
Heavy artillery has been dropped across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa city today, with footage posted online by pro-ISIS news agency Amaq showing damage caused on the city and its surroundings.
Claims from the unverified reports in Syrian state media say that he was killed on Saturday.
Heavy air strikes were carried out across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa throughout Saturday.
عاااااااااجل #سوريا : الأعلان رسميا
عن مقتل زعيم تنظيم #داعش
— ماجد الكبودي (@zxcvb12345460) June 10, 2017
التلفزيون السوري يؤكد مقتل الارهابي أبو بكر البغدادي في غارة جوية في الرقة السورية
— Khalid Razak (@khalidaltaie13) June 11, 2017
After the spread of hate-filled sermons that have reportedly inspired suicide attack across Europe, Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi has a £20 million bounty on his head.
Recent evidence unearthed for a documentary shows how Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi escaped capture in Iraq in 2013 before sending an army of jihadis to different parts of the world.