There is no proof Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead: Jim Mattis

Vastavam web: Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said today he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, after reports from Syria that the jihadist leader had been killed.”If we knew, we would tell you right now, I can’t confirm or deny it,” Mattis said.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a longtime conflict monitor, said earlier this week it had heard from senior IS leaders in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province that Baghdadi was dead.