ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi believed killed in US raid in Idlib

Islamic State militant group (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi makes his first and only known public appearance at the Grand al-Nuri mosque in the center of Iraq’s second city, Mosul, July 5, 2014. SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS TV

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a raid conducted by the US military in northwest Syria on Saturday, according to a senior US defense official and a source with knowledge.

The final confirmation is pending while DNA and biometric testing is conducted, both sources tell CNN.

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