The Syrian observatory for human rights said that it had “confirmed information” that Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has been killed.
Sohr Director Rami Abdel Rahman said that top tier commanders from Daesh who are present in Deir Ezzor province have confirmed the death of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.
Deir ezzor, in eastern Syria, remains largely under Daesh control even as the group is losing territory elsewhere in the country and in neighboring Iraq.
Abdel Rahman said Baghdadi “was present in eastern parts of Deir Ezzor province” in recent months, but it was unclear if he was killed in the area or elsewhere.
The US general who heads the coalition fighting Daesh said he had no information that would confirm or deny claims that al Baghdadi was dead.
The US-led coalition fighting the group in Syria and Iraq said at the time it could not confirm whether the Russian strike had killed Baghdadi.