A file image made from video posted on a militant website on 5 July 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Photo: AP
A file image made from video posted on a militant website on 5 July 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Photo: AP

Pentagon: No information to corroborate Islamic State chief’s death

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's death had been announced many times before but the Syrian Observatory has a track record of credible reporting on Syria's civil war

Beirut: The United States has no information to corroborate reports that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said earlier on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information" that Baghdadi had been killed. Reuters could not independently verify Baghdadi’s death. Reuters

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