US general on IS leader: 'I don't think he's dead'
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US commander on IS leader Baghdadi: 'I don't think he's dead'

The leader of the Islamic State (IS) group is probably still alive, a senior US general has said, and may be hiding in a remote border area between Iraq and Syria.

The comments by Gen Stephen Townsend, commander of the anti-IS coalition, contradict a claim by Russia that it probably killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid in Syria in May.

  • 01 Sep 2017
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