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WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that the United States could not prove that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead.
"If we knew, we would tell you. Right now I can't confirm or deny it," Mattis said.
"Our approach is we assume that he's alive until it is proven otherwise, and right now I can't prove it otherwise," Mattis added.