ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has according to Radio Iran died after suffering serious injuries in an air strike in western Iraq.
Media reports on April 21 said Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March.
Baghdadi’s injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, said media reports.
In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to USD 10 million for information leading to his capture or death.
Baghdadi, who is known to his supporters as Amir al-Mu’minin or Caliph Ibrahim, lead the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) an Islamic extremist group in western Iraq, Libya, northeast Nigeria and Syria self-styled as the ‘Islamic State’.