The Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights (The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, SOHR) confirmed information about the fact that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group “Islamic state”*, the dead, Reuters reported today, July 11.

Sources SOHR in Deir El-Zor confirmed that al-Baghdadi was killed, but declined to specify when it happened.

“We have confirmed information from the leaders of the IG*, including one of the first persons in the group IG* in the city of Deir El-Zor,” reported Reuters the head of the human rights organization Rami Abdulrahman. According to him, sources in the city in Eastern Syria confirmed the death of al-Baghdadi, but did not specify when it happened. Iraqi and Kurdish officials have not yet commented on this issue.

The Ministry of defence reported about the elimination of the leader of the Islamists in the last month. However the Pentagon today, July 11, reported that still could not confirm information about his death.

The press service of the Pentagon in response to the request, Reuters reported that has no confirmation about the death of the leader of the Islamists.

Informed Alsumaria TV channel reported on the statement of the IG*, which Islamists have vowed soon to name a successor to al-Baghdadi.

According to the source channel, the statement of the IG* was expected, after two days ago, the rebels lifted the ban in tal afar on publicly reported information about the death of al-Baghdadi. Previously, spreading rumors about the death of the leader of the terrorist group was supposed to be a punishment of 50 lashes. In early July, gunmen killed the Imam, who during prayer have mentioned the alleged death of al-Baghdadi. Preacher Abu Kutaiba, one of the leaders of the jihadists, were burned in the walled city of tal afar, said The Daily Mail.

In late June, Iranian television has distributed pictures of the dead man, outwardly similar to the leader of the IG*. Then the commander of the unit “Quds” Islamic revolutionary guard Corps of Iran, Ali Shirazi, in an interview with the Iranian website reported that “terrorist Baghdadi’s definitely dead”, wrote the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah.

Earlier media repeatedly reported on the elimination of al-Baghdadi, but later this information has not been confirmed.

Al-Baghdadi (Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri) became known after July 2014 has declared an “Islamic Caliphate” in the middle East. They created “the Islamic state”* was the most bloody and influential terrorist group taking control of large areas in Syria and Iraq. According to the official Iraqi government document that al-Baghdadi was born in Samarra, Iraq in 1971. Apparently, he joined the insurgency that erupted after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, and for some time was in an American military prison.

*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.

The Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights confirmed the death of the leader of ISIS in al-Baghdadi 11.07.2017

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