ISIS leader Al Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russian airstrike
Friday, 16 June 2017


The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria.

Russian Su-34 aircraft and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out airstrikes near the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria on May 28, the ministry said. The strikes targeted a meeting of high-ranking Islamic State chiefs where Al- Baghdadi was reportedly present.

“According to information that is being checked through various channels, IS leader Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, was also present at the meeting and was killed as a result of the strike, ” the ministry said in a statement.

 




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