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MOSUL (Web Desk) – Islamic State (IS) has finally confirmed the death of their supreme leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi on Tuesday. A confirmation came from the senior officials of the terrorist organization.

The 45-year-old was the most widely accepted caliphate of the IS which conducts terrorist activities in several countries of the Middle East, Asia, Europe and elsewhere.

According to reports, a TV channel quoted the source within Nineveh, a province in Iraq. It further said the successor will also be named soon. The death of al Baghdadi was initially revealed by the Russian Defence Ministry which claimed to kill the IS supreme leader and 30 other terrorists by an airstrike.

Some reports also claim that he was killed in a US bombing in Iraq, not Russian airstrike. According to AFP, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said it had information from top Islamic State group leaders confirming the death of the jihadist organisation s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“Top tier commanders from IS who are present in Deir Ezzor province have confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, emir of the Islamic State group, to the Observatory,” director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

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