The leader of Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, it has been reported by Syrian state media.Reports from Syria suggest the leader of ISIS Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike on Saturday.
Heavy artillery has been dropped across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa today, with footage online posted by pro-ISIS news agency Amaq revealing the devastation caused. The Islamic State leader has a £20million bounty on his head because his hate-filled sermons inspired suicide attacks across Europe. Recent evidence unearthed for a documentary shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi escaped capture in Iraq by just minutes back in 2013, before unleashing his army of jihadis on the world.
The revelation has emerged as Iraqi forces claimed al-Baghdadi’s deputy, Ayad al-Jumaili, was killed in an air strike near Iraq’s border with Syria. Jumaili, an intelligence officer under Saddam Hussein, was described in an Iraqi TV report as Islamic State’s “second-in-command” and “war minister”.Read more