ISIS Confirms Leader al-Baghdadi Has Been Killed

Tyler Durden's picture

One month after Russia reported that it had likely killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a May airstrike in Syria, moments ago ISIS declared that its supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died, Al Masdar news reported, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights telling Reuters it has "confirmed information" of his death. 

According to AMN, ISIS gunmen issued a brief statement announcing that their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead and the name of the “new caliph”, and adds that some Iranian media outlets earlier circulated images confirming al-Baghdadi’s death. The terrorist group, which recently lost its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, said it will soon announce a successor to Baghdadi.

"Daesh organisation (IS) circulated a brief statement through its media in the (IS-held) town of Tal Afar in the west of Mosul, confirming the killing of its leader al-Baghdadi without giving further details," Xinhua news agency cited Iraqi news agency al-Sumaria News as saying.

"Daesh called on the (IS) militants to continue their steadfastness in the redoubts of the caliphate and not being dragged behind the sedition," the report said, although with the Islamic State no longer necessary as i) Qatar no longer has any ambitions for a European gas pipeline and ii) Russia and the US signing a ceasefire in Syria and iii) Assad's job is now safe, it is very likely that the days of the Islamic State are now numbered, if not of its expats currently living somewhere in Europe.

Earlier this month, an ISIS preacher and leader was executed by the militants after he accidentally suggested that al-Baghdadi had died. Senior ISIS leader and preacher, Abu Qutaiba was burned to death in the group's stronghold town of Tal Afar, Alsumaria News reported. It appears he was right.

The confirmation of Baghdadi's death came a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared Mosul liberated from the IS after nearly nine months of fierce fighting to dislodge the extremist militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.

Al-Baghdadi's last appearance was in a video clip showing him making the sermon proclaiming the establishment of an Islamist 'caliphate' in Mosul's Grand Nuri Mosque in June 2014.  Al-Baghdadi, a preacher who has a $25million bounty on his head, was believed to have been hiding out in the desert outside the besieged city of Mosul in northern Iraq. In January it was reported the leader had been 'critically injured in airstrikes in northern Iraq.'

The Pentagon said in December it believed that the ISIS chief was alive, despite repeated efforts by the US-led coalition to take out the jihadist group leader. According to an official Iraqi government document, al-Baghdadi was born in Samarra in Iraq in 1971. He apparently joined the insurgency that erupted after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and spent time in an American military prison.  

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
ludwigvmises's picture

Thank God this satan is gone!

jackstraw001's picture

Who gets to collect his CIA pension?

ThaBigPerm's picture

Does .... does this mean the Russians only had to kill him once?  I'm sure we loosened the lid a bit killing him the several times before.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I'm sure Mossad has a succession plan in place. 

Perhaps John McCain would like to nominate his candidate again? 


Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Perhaps John McCain would like to nominate his candidate again?

Only after he has been in mourning for a sufficient duration.

svayambhu108's picture

This guy has been killed so many time, more even so than Bin Laden

Schmuck Raker's picture

"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still dead." -SNL

svayambhu108's picture

Maybe the guy was cloned...

Dolly first, Al-Baghdadi second...

froze25's picture

I feel like this dude has been killed like a dozen times now. When they day dead do they mean he has shaved and is now in Can-Cun chilling out? I am sure McCain is mourning this lose of a close friend.

All Risk No Reward's picture

The Debt-Money Monopolist (DMM) engineered, created, and financed CIA have apparently called in their "controlled opposition" operative.

The real takeaway here appears to be that the DMM US vassal government appears to have taken some of its protection away from ISIS and pulled out its key operative manipulating the ISIS fighters.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ froze,

In April 2013, GOP Senator McCain at an Idlib, Syria Terrorist Gathering Pledged US Money and Weapons to Ex-US POW Ibrahim Al-Badri of the “Free Syrian Army,”an Al Qaeda Leader Then Already Among Washington’s Five Most Wanted Terrorists with a $10 Million Reward on His Head; McCain’s Moderate Democratic Protege Badri Was Simultaneously Emir of ISIS, Styling Himself Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and Now Claims to Rule the World as Caliph Ibrahim of the Restored Caliphate — So Why Hasn’t McCain Been Indicted?
-Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

All Risk No Reward's picture

>>So Why Hasn’t McCain Been Indicted?<<

That's easy...  McCain serves the interests of the Debt-Money Monopolist class that is financing and arming al Qaeda / ISIS in order to overthrow non BIS debt-money central bank countries so that the the Debt-Money Monopolists can set up a BIS debt-money central in Syria.  This is basically a sign of ownership...  a sign that the Debt-Money Monopolist coup of a country is complete.

The Money Power is **conbtrol**.

The Money Power is "the one ring to rule them all."

"The true equation is 'democracy' = government by world financiers...The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still less the backer of the backer; or what is most important of all, the banker of the backer. Enthroned above all, in a manner without parallel in all past, is the veiled prophet of finance, swaying all men living by a sort of magic, and delivering oracles in a language not understanded [sic] of the people."
J.R.R. Tolkien,
Candour Magazine, 13 July 1956, p. 12

NoVa's picture

Rumor is his nose is still alive, kept on life support - -

ala Woody Allen in "Sleeper"





lil dirtball's picture

(((L0L))), (((funny)))!

lucitanian's picture

Did they identify the body as Simon Elliot??

French Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent

A little DNA goes a long way.

WTFRLY's picture

The Joo-hadist army confirms the Joominati Daesh-bag in chief is dead. Cool. I mean Joo.

prefan4200's picture

He just became tired of confirming he was still alive after being killed so many times. Now that he's confirmed he's dead, he can do what he wants again without having to be bothered with confirming his own existence every few weeks.

Whoa Dammit's picture

We kill him every time Raytheon stocks slump. Sucks to be him.

dogismycopilot's picture

I beleive it was a watch that pointed to mecca:

The watch should have part of the arm in it so that would make it not such a great collectable.

Burn in hell motherfucker.

Kayman's picture

With so many martyrs, when does Allah run out of virgin goats?

Or maybe you just get videos of virgins, leaving the handjobs up to you.  What a fucked up religion.

DJZZ's picture

No virgins either.  Hope they were able to wrap his body in bacon or a least pour some bacon grease on him.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Probably the same persons collecting col. Tim Osman's pension

The central planners's picture

I thought the US coalition would have kill him first in one of those weapons supply drop.

JohninMK's picture

Some believe that he was actually a Mosad agent.

Whether he is actually dead or has for a while been living a new life somewhere after a successful operation we will never know.

shovelhead's picture

He moved into George Clooneys place in Lake Como.

totenkopf88's picture

His next gig will be as the Au Pair for Clooney's twins

gatorengineer's picture

Amals the mother, but we dont know who the father is... George is busy playing hide the salami with Matt Damon and company

Kayman's picture

"He moved into George Clooneys place in Lake Como."

Naw. He is, is George Clooney.

Movie's over, time to move back to LaLaLand.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Thank God this satan is gone!"

Doubt it makes any difference.

But it is interesting how little fanfare there is of this result, given the hoopla that occured when Obama got Osama

Chupacabra-322's picture

Perhaps some Memes exposing the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA are in order.

Kayman's picture

"Obama got Osama".

You mean, like when O'bumbler watched the live video of other people that got Osama?

O'bumbler was a spectator and an uniformed one at that.

Sick Monkey's picture

He's hidding in a hole somewhere. They make these statements to take the heat off. We need his head on a platter middle east style. Maybe a fig in each cheek.

Allen_H's picture

'SIMON ELLIOT' is his real name for the western terrorist leaders, 'ELLIOT SHIMON' is his jewCunt name, a MOSSAD Agent. and he has been dead a long time.


Kidbuck's picture

He just started to smell worse than usual?

CHoward's picture

I really wanted his watch.  Any word on it's condition?  :-/

NumNutt's picture

You can have it, where he is going he won't need to be concerned with what time it is every again.........

Haitian Snackout's picture

Ya, the Caribbean was my first guess.

Incorporated by inference's picture

I wonder if the family still has the origional box and paper work?

agstacks's picture

How many times has this guy been killed?

StephenHopkins's picture

John McCon and Miss Lindsey Graham will miss their friend.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Yep - Linsey's gonna have to find someone ele's to suck

The Ram's picture

So what?  There will not be another western 'creation' to take his place?  Fake News. False Narrative.  

syzygysus's picture

A good.   And we'll probably kill him again in 6 months.

baldknobber's picture

Al - BagDaddy  a great rapper name wasted on a terrorist

runswithscissors's picture

Al-Bagdaddi-o famous California surfer

shovelhead's picture

Who brought a new meaning to 'Hang Ten'.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Like... A month ago...

Confirmed by Russian intelligence and Iranian special forces.

But it doesn't matter "WHO" is in charge at this stage of the U.S.'s cul-de-sac of "reckoning"!