Rome, June 14: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group’s alleged leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air raid in Syria by the US-led coalition, reports said on Monday.  Baghdadi died in an air strike on IS’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria, Iranian state media and pro-government Turkish daily Yenis Safak said, citing IS-affiliated Arabic news agency al-Amaq.Also Read - This Cafe in Syria's Damascus is Run by 20 Adults With Down Syndrome | See Pics

The statement published by Amaq said IS’s ‘Caliph’ Baghdadi had been killed on Sunday, according to the media reports.  “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition airstrikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan,” said the statement.  The coalition did not immediately comment on the report.(Also Read: ISIS linked terror group was in touch with men close to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) Also Read - Amid Taliban Takeover, Large Number of Islamic State, JeM, LeT Terrorists Have Entered Kabul: Report

Earlier on Monday, Iraqi TV channel ‘Al-Sumaria’ said that Baghadi had been wounded on Sunday in a coalition air strike on a location 65 kilometres west of the IS-held city of Mosul.  US TV network CNN on Monday cited US defence officials as saying they received credible intelligence that Baghdadi, who has a $25 million bounty on his head, has moved around within the past six months and had travelled to Mosul. Also Read - Taliban Advances in Afghanistan - Silence of the Global Powers