As earlier reported by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that it has “confirmed information” Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed Moments ago, the THE Islamic State (IS) terror organisation has confirmed the death of group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to reports. Al Sumaria TV channel has reported a source confirming the death within the Iraqi province of Nineveh. The news channel have said his successor will be named soon. The Russian Defence Ministry reported in June that the IS leader and 30 gunman had been killed by a Russian airstrip in Syria in May. However, other reports claim that he was killed during a US bombing in Iraq.