Western stories about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are meant to confuse, to distract, and to strengthen fake narratives.
First, the West supports Daesh in Syria (and beyond). It isn't a secret. High profile people such as Tulsi Gabbard even admit it.
Tulsi Gabbard: "This current President is continuing to betray us. We were supposed to be going after al Qaeda, but over years now, not only have we not gone after al Qaeda ... our President is supporting al Qaeda" # DemDebate
"There is a bizarre discontinuity between what the Obama administration knew about the jihadis and what they would say in public"...Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, October 14, 2016.