ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a raid conducted by the US military in Northwest Syria.

This has been reported by a senior us defense official.The final confirmation is pending while DNA and biometric testing is conducted.

The defense official said it appears that Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest during the raid.The defense official said the CIA assisted in locating the ISIS leader.Newsweek first reported that Baghdadi was believed to have been killed.