IS confirms death of Baghdadi

Cairo: The Islamic State terror organisation on Thursday confirmed the death of Abu Bak al-Baghdadi who was killed in a US raid in northern Syria.

The IS also named Abu Ibrahim Al Qurayshi its new leader, Efe news reported.

A spokesperson for the terror organization, Abu Hasan al Mohager, was also killed, the group announced in a voice message on Telegram.

The message did not provide further details about the circumstances of their deaths.