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Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, claims Radio Iran

Earlier, Guardian had reported that Baghdadi had suffered life threatening injuries in a US-led coalition air strike in March.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 27, 2015 9:41 pm
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According to Radio Iran, Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead following injuries from an air strike against an Iraqi target last month. Earlier, The Guardian had reported that Baghdadi had suffered life threatening injuries in a US-led coalition air strike in March.

Two officials – a western diplomat and an Iraqi adviser – confirmed the strike took place on March 18 in the al-Baaj a district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border, The Guardian reported.

“Yes, he was wounded in al-Baaj near the village of Umm al-Rous on 18 March with a group that was with him,” Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi official who advises Iraq on IS, was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

Baghdadi has made a slow recovery since then. He, however, has not resumed day-to-day control of the organisation.

In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to USD 10 million for information leading to his capture or death.

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  1. Ali Khalifah
    Apr 27, 2015 at 8:55 pm
    BA MA is no guarantee of common sense, he used his degree knowledge to make money and defame religion of peace.
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    1. Debasish Sarkar
      Apr 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm
      Abu Bakr El-Bagdadi-His death news is a good news, but that wont solve our earth's problem. This dreaded ISIS terrorist group is being funded by Saudi-Arab Government with tacit approval of our great Uncle. So long these zingy connections are not broken we have no respite.
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      1. YesWeCan
        Apr 28, 2015 at 12:03 am
        He will be replaced by another one. The root cause of terrorism needs to be weeded out. Root cause is Quran which is a book comparable to Mein Kampf penned by Hitler and Das Kapital by Karl Marx. They all have facist ideas.
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          Kolsat
          Apr 28, 2015 at 2:33 am
          Such people as this person are not fit to be called humans or even animals because animals are not known for cruelty at the level this man and his followers wreaked upon the residents of the middle east. This man following the saying of his so called prophet even destro ancient monuments. I only hope that his place is taken by a moderate person who will wind up the organisation and bring sanity to his followers which is lacking among Muslims.
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            Kolsat
            Apr 28, 2015 at 2:40 am
            This so called religion of peace is the root cause of the terrorism in the world today. This religion is enemy of learning and culture . It has caused destruction of cultural artifacts and libraries as its followers did in Mali. No one can defame this religion it has already discredited itself many centuries ago.
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