ISIS leader Baghdadi dead

| Updated: Jul 12, 2017 00:39 IST

Baghdad [Iraq], July 11 (ANI): The ISIS terror group has finally admitted that their chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed the news on Tuesday. The terror group is said to have confirmed that the 45-year-old was killed in an air strike in Nineveh province of Iraq. The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said it had "confirmed information" that Baghdadi had been killed. In May, the Russian Defence Ministry said that their air raids may have killed Baghdadi in an airstrike near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, but due to lack of evidence the death of ISIS chief was not confirmed. Baghdadi had declared the Islamic State's caliphate from the pulpit of Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul in July 2014. Iraq on Thursday announced the end of ISIS in the city of Mosul that has been under seizure of the extremist groups for three years. (ANI)