According to news report ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Listen to Prof Nalapat who says the report can be true as no video of Baghdadi has surfaced. Baghdadi, was “critically wounded” in the American-led air strike that targeted the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim. He feels this will be a big blow to the Islamic State. And on the question of Al-Qaeda and ISIS joining hands is considered, they have always been one. Al-Qaeda provided them with arms and ammunition.