The Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, following the intensifying of US-backed government offensive – that has been raging since October 17, 2016 – to retake Mosul.
According to Russian Kremlin’s Defense Community head Viktor Ozerov, the slaying of Baghdadi is very much “close to 100 per cent.”
“The fact that Islamic State has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed,” affirmed Ozerov.
The Islamic outfit’s control of large portions across Syria and Iraq has been shrinking since the past year, sources observed. With the fall of Mosul, the last bastion of IS in Iraq, the outfit would soon lose its credibility.