ISIS leader’s teen son killed after being sent on terrorist mission by his dad
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Jihadi news channels announced the death of Hudayfah al-Badri last night claiming he died in Syria.
ISIS’s terror network claimed the “son of the Caliph” was killed in an operation to attack a power station in Homs.
Syrian and Russian forces were confirmed by the target of the mission in the statement.
Terrorists remain on the run in the Middle East after the jihadis were driven out of their strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
And the status of Baghdadi remains unknown after various reports of his death.
ISIS’s wording in their statement appears to suggest al-Baghadid is still alive.
“Hudayfah al-Badri, the son of the Caliph, was killed in an operation against the [Syrians] and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs,” it said.
Their statement included the image of a young man carrying an AK-47.
It is unconfirmed where this picture is of Badri or is just a stock image.
Russia has not commented on the killing, and has previously celebrated the deaths of high-profile figures in ISIS.
Vladimir Putin’s forces last year announced they had killed ISIS leader Baghdadi.
Western officials claimed they had seen no confirmation of his death, but Russia’s boasts were supported by Iran.
Baghadi then released an undated audio message calling of attacks on the West in September.
US officials have a £19 million bounty on the head of Baghdadi and he is one of the world’s most wanted men.
Badri is believed to have been born in Iraq in 2000 – making him around 18.
His dad Baghdadi is becoming a “remote” figure in ISIS, British brass Major General Rupert Jones told Daily Star Online last year.
He said there was “no evidence” to suggest he was dead, and added “if you an ISIS fighter right now, I do not think you feel like you are being led”.
Rita Katz, head of the SITE Intel group, said on Twitter that ISIS fighters are hailing the message as proof of life on Baghdadi.
She said: “Supporters hailing his attack and death as ‘a slap in the face to all who disappoint and to every hypocrite,’ and that it is ‘definitive indication that the Caliph is in his land and among the people fighting on the front line’.”
Baghdadi’s top aides were captured in a joint operation by the US and Iraq in March.
The reward for his capture is equal to chief of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri.