Three senior members of ISIS and a bodyguard to al-Baghdadi were verified as being killed by US airstrikes in Mosul earlier in the week. The verification was made by Iraqi government sources when interviewed by ABC on Thursday, September 4. The claim is that the same airstrikes that killed the three top leaders and al-Baghdadi’s aide also killed the leader of ISIS himself.
Thousands of social media users have been circulating a photo that is said to be of the body of al-Baghdadi. It is not known if the photo is genuine.