Experts Dismiss Reports Claiming Death Of ISIS Caliph By US Strike

A statement circulating the internet and various media outlets claiming Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike is a fake, according to experts.
The fake message reads “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition air strikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan” (June 10). Upon examination, several experts and researchers quickly dismissed the image of the message being circulated as a forgery.

This " statement" on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death is one of the shoddiest fakes I've ever seen. 

Several media outlets in Iran, Iraq, Russia and Turkey all were deceived by the image, which was apparently poorly altered. Generally speaking, ISIS releases major announcements through its Amaq news agency propaganda wing, yet the group has issued no statement on Baghdadi’s death. ISIS took credit for both Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando and the Monday stabbing in Paris through Amaq.



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