ISIS Leader SMOKED

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Hawija, IRAQ — ISIS has finally admitted its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, according to reports in Iraq.

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The terror group is said to have confirmed that the 45-year-old was killed in an air strike in the Iraqi province of Nineveh.

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Reports claim ISIS fanatics are scrambling to find a successor to the terror chief, who announced the formation of the group’s so-called caliphate in Mosul in 2014.

A ban on jihadis talking about the leader’s death has now been lifted, according to a source who spoke to Iraqi media.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said today that it also had information from top ISIS group leaders confirming the death.

A senior Islamic State leader in Kirkuk’s Hawija has declared himself a new supreme leader, adding to the state of chaos within the group’s ranks that followed reports of the death of the group’s founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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“Abu Haitham al-Obaidi, deputy to the (Islamic State’s) mayor of Hawija, dissented from the group and named himself a new Caliph [leader] after Baghdadi’s death reports were confirmed,” said Jabbar al-Maamouri, a leader at the Popular Mobilization Forces, in statements to Alsumaria News.

He explained that Obaidi is a senior military leader, and had withdrew with tens of his loyalists to the western side of Hawija, where he entrenched preparing for a “decisive” confrontation with his opponents, Iraqi News reported.

“Hawija is bracing for a bloody infighting among IS members, the most violent since the group took over Hawija in June 2014,” said Maamouri.

A local source told Alsumaria News earlier that IS’s broadcast service in Hawija mourned Baghdadi and declared plans to name a successor.

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Alsumaria News quoted a local source in Tal Afar Tuesday saying that IS made a brief statement in which it confirmed Baghdadi’s death . It said that infighting among Baghdadi’s loyalists and opponents broke out, prompting the group to carry out wide-scale arrests and to impose a curfew at most of the town.

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No official Iraqi authority confirmed the reported statement.

Since Iraqi government forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, launched a major offensive in October to retake Mosul, IS’s largest bastion in Iraq, clashing speculations around Baghdadi’s survival were plenteous. Russia said it was 100% sure Baghdadi was killed in a strike in Syria last month, but its declaration was met with skepticism from the United States and other countries.

On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State members in Mosul, saying the recapture of the city was an end of the self-styled “caliphate” declared by Baghdadi in 2014.

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