The Ministry of internal Affairs of Iraq has officially denied information about the death of the leader of the terrorist group «Islamic state» Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The head of the interior Ministry to combat terror Abu Ali al-Basri said that the leader of ISIS is still alive and hiding in Syria, near Raqqa. This information is obtained from a variety of intelligence and intelligence sources.
The message about the death of al-Baghdadi was confirmed by the «Islamic state» and human rights organization, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Note, however, that such information has appeared at least 12 times.
So, in October 2016, the Arab and Iranian media reported an attempt to poison the leader and three of his commanders.
On the death of al-Baghdadi, for example, on 14 June 2016, reported the news Agency «al-Amak» associated with ISIS, the report said that al-Baghdadi died «on the fifth day of the Holy month of Ramadan.»
In October 2015, it was reported that al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike on the border of Syria and Iraq, but survived. It was rumored that after being wounded he moved to Libya, but they were not confirmed.