The U.S. is aware of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s recent whereabouts, a U.S. official told CNN. “In the last few weeks we’ve been aware of some of Baghdadi’s movements,” the official said, cautioning that Baghdadi is still alive despite claims on social media that he was killed.
The claims by the official only concern Baghdadi’s recent whereabouts, not a “real time” assessment of where he currently is. U.S. officials believe Baghdadi could be in hiding in Raqqa, Syria, but are not positive. Earlier this month, the U.S. raised a reward bounty on information leading to his capture, from $10 million to $25 million. Read more at CNN.