Media: militants IG* announced the death of their leader al-Baghdadi

CAIRO, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti, Margarita Kislova. A source in the international terrorist grouping “Islamic state”* acknowledged the death of the leader of the organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to Iraqi news portal “Sumaria news”.

As reported by the Iraqi newspaper, a short statement of the IG* it is reported that al-Baghdadi was killed in the near future will be announced the name of his successor. No details of the death of the leader of the group failed.

The Pentagon said they did not have information about the alleged death of al-Baghdadi.

Earlier in the Russian defense Ministry reported that the leader of ISIS could be destroyed in a strike of Russian air force on may 28 on the outskirts of Raqqa. It eliminated about 330 terrorists, including the “Emir” of Raqqa, Abu al-Haji al-Misri, Ibrahim al-Naef al-Hajj, who controlled the area from Raqqa to es-Sohne, and “head of security” IG* Suleiman al-Sawah. In late June, Iranian television spread images, which may be the confirmation of the death of the leader of the IG*.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (real name Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri) became known after July 2014 has declared an “Islamic Caliphate” in the middle East. Reliable information about it almost none — it is assumed that he was born in 1971 in Iraq, and studied at Tehran’s Islamic University, was an Imam at one of Baghdad’s mosques, and then joined the Islamists and the result is headed by the Iraq branch “al-Qaeda”*. Later his organization had become IG* and split from “al-Qaeda”*. In 2014, the terrorists seized parts of Northern Iraq and Syria, declaring its capital Raqqa, and al-Baghdadi as “Caliph Ibrahim”. His death was reported many times, but later these reports were not confirmed.

Al-Baghdadi is one of the most wanted criminals in the world. In December last year USA increased the reward for information about him from 10 to 25 million dollars.

* The terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG) and “al-Qaeda” is prohibited in Russia.