A latest report by Reuters said Iraq was informed by sources in Syria that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.
Reuters reporter cited two Iraqi security sources.
“Our sources from inside Syria have confirmed to the Iraqi intelligence team tasked with pursuing Baghdadi that he has been killed alongside his personal bodyguard in Idlib after his hiding place was discovered when he tried to get his family out of Idlib towards the Turkish border,” said one of the sources.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of the terrorist group, ISIS. The group has carried out attacks across different parts of the world including Nigeria through its affiliate, Boko Haram.
If this report is confirmed, the death of the ISIS leader could be a fatal blow to the terror group and a cheering news to countries such as Nigeria where ISIS affilites such as Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed thousands of people.