Islamic State chief Baghdadi dead, claims Radio Iran

Tehran: Terrorist group Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a self-declared caliph, has died.According to a tweet by the All India Radio (AIR), Baghdadi's death claim has been made by Radio Iran.Last week, a report
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India TV News Desk April 27, 2015 13:34 IST

Tehran: Terrorist group Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a self-declared caliph, has died.

According to a tweet by the All India Radio (AIR), Baghdadi's death claim has been made by Radio Iran.

Last week, a report in the Guardian claimed that Baghdadi, 44, suffered life- threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March.

The Pentagon had, however, said there was no reason to think the self-styled caliph was wounded.

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.

Baghdadi's injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, the newspaper quoted sources as saying.

There had been two previous reports in November and December of Baghdadi being wounded, though neither was accurate.

 
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