ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Dead: Syrian Monitor

The leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced on Tuesday. The monitoring group, which relies on an extensive network of sources in Syria, said it had "confirmed information" that Baghdadi had been killed. "We have confirmed [his death] from information from one of our activists in Deir Ezzor, they confirmed that Baghdadi has died," Rami Abdelrahman, director of SOHR, tells Newsweek by phone.