Radio Iran Claims Al Baghdadi Dead

ISIS denies the claim by Radio Iran that al Baghdadi is dead, as a result of injuries he sustained in a U.S. airstrike last November.

Another network played a video of the convoy being hit, claiming Baghdadi is in the video, but others say the man in the video is Seyfullakh Shishani, and the video was in February, 2014.

The media has been wrong multiple times about ISIS leaders getting killed, from Omar Shishani to Abu Wahib. How many times did Ilyas Kashmiri die? At least 4, if I recall. He was becoming like that Saturday night skit,"Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead."

In any event, I don't think his passing would make any difference to ISIS. They plan for things like this.

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    I don't think ISIS plans for such things (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 08:36:56 AM EST
    And this joint confirmation is huge.

    I guess you forgot al Baghdadi had declared himself Caliph, that's how you get to a Caliphate Jeralyn.  Without a Caliph do you have a Caliphate?

    ISIS commanders have reportedly been executing other members and fighters since last winter in fits of paranoia.  If al Baghdadi is dead, who will rule and run this Caliphate, there can be only one :)

    ISIS has so many serious structural challenges, it isn't even funny...and now they are Caliphless.  For their Caliph to have been so easily killed in a drone strike, it sort of kills some of the Caliphate religious fervor...perhaps ISIS is not the will of Allah?