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U.S. can’t confirm reports ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria

U.S. can’t confirm reports ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria

Reports emerged Tuesday that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike in Syria, but U.S. officials say it’s probably not accurate.

The report appeared to originate from the Arabic language news agency al-Amaq, which is affiliated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. But some terrorism experts said the online report was fake and was not an official al-Amaq publication.

U.S. military officials said there was no evidence suggesting Baghdadi is dead.

Source: U.S. can’t confirm reports ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria