Ali Shirazi, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenie’s representative within the Quds Force, affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), confirmed on Thursday the authenticity of information that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.
This is the first time Tehran announce that al-Baghdadi has been killed.
Sherazi was quoted by IRNA news agency as saying that ISIS leader was killed in an air raid.
Terrorist organizations failed to achieve their goals in the Middle East, he noted. There is a close link between the Mullah regime, ISIS and al-Baghdadi.
Earlier, Russia announced on May 28 that al-Baghdadi had been killed in airstrikes south of its stronghold of Syria’s Raqqa.
The US-led coalition said it could not confirm the Russian report. This time was not the first to announce the terror group’s commander’s killing.