Syrian state television has claimed the world’s most wanted terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an airstrike, according to several reports.
It’s not, however, the first time the leader of ISIS has been reported dead – the latest claims have been met with skepticism by many experts and could well turn out to be untrue.
It would certainly be in the interests of the Assad regime to claim that the world’s most wanted terrorist had been killed to provide it with a short -term propaganda victory.
ISIS’s official media wing Amaq has also not confirmed the news.
Video footage from airstrikes hitting Raqqa throughout the last week show white phosphorus munitions falling on to the city and setting buildings ablaze:
H/T: Daily Mail