The leader of the ISIL has previously been reported killed

News Center | The leader of the ISIL has previously been reported killed by US or Russian air or artillery strikes on multiple occasions.

Multiple Iraqi officials speaking to Fox News said that the ex-terrorist caliphate head is still at large, and is being actively hunted.

Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool confirmed to Fox that al-Baghdadi is thought to be alive, and that he may be located in the border area east of the Euphrates River, possibly in the town of al-Shadaddah in al-Hasakah province in northeast Syria. “It’s not difficult for him to hide in the Syrian desert,” the officer said.