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Source: abna.ir     11/06/2017

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed to be killed in air strike

Claims suggest the world’s most wanted terrorist was blasted with heavy artillery while in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

The terror chief has a £20 million bounty on his head because of his hate-filled sermons that inspired suicide attacks across Europe.

However, this is not the first time al-Baghadi has been reported dead and many experts are skeptical of the latest claims.

The official media wing of ISIS, Amaq, has not confirmed the news of the leader's death.

Activists in Syria, Raqqa24, reported an airstrike in the Raqqa that killed at least seven civilians on Saturday, but made no mention of al-Baghdadi.

Intelligence agencies believed the Takfiri group leader was hiding in a desert on the outskirts of besieged city Mosul, before fleeing to ISIS' de facto capital Raqqa when the Iraqi army pushed forward.

News of his 'death' emerged on local outlets as Iraqi forces claim his deputy, Ayad al-Jumaili, was killed in an air strike near Iraq's border with Syria.

Jumaili - a former intelligence officer for Saddam Hussein - was labelled "second-in-command" and the "war minister" of ISIS by Iraqi TV.

In January, reports claimed al-Baghdadi was "critically injured" in airstrikes in northern Iraq.

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