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Syrian human rights group confirms death of ISIS leader: report

Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 at 11:25 am EDT

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

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has “confirmed information” that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed, Reuters reports.

It’s not clear yet if he was killed in a Russian-led mission back in May.

Last month, reports out of Moscow said that air strikes killed Al-Baghdadi in the terror group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria.

Local media are reporting ISIS has confirmed his death and that his successor will be announced soon.

There has been no confirmation yet from the U.S. or the Iraqi government.

With files from The Associated Press

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