Hirunews Logo
U.S.+Can%27t+Confirm+Reports+Islamic+State+Leader+Killed
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 13:05
U.S. Can't Confirm Reports Islamic State Leader Killed
2,680

Views

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State said today that it cannot confirm reports that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a U.S. airstrike.

Army Col. Chris Garver, the top spokesman for the coalition in Iraq, told USA TODAY he was aware of the reports from the Islamic news agency Alhlul Bayt and other sources.

Garver said that, if true, al-Baghdadi's death would be welcome news but would not signal the end of the fight.

Alhlul Bayt reported that the militant leader had been killed in an air strike in the Raqqa, Syria.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
382 Views
159 Views
5,383 Views
8,665 Views
492 Views
13,191 Views
Top