ISIS Leader Al Baghdadi Reportedly Killed in a Russia-led Airstrike

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June 16th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Agencies – – by Samer Hussein –              

The Russian Defense Ministry is said to be checking on information, claiming that Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria.

According to the reports, the Russian Su-34 jet and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out several airstrikes in the vicinity of Raqqa, the main stronghold of ISIS, located in northern Syria, on May 28th, the ministry said. 

The strikes allegedly targeted a meeting of high-profile ISIS officials, with Al Baghdadi himself reportedly being present.

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

For the time being, both the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and representatives of the US-led anti-ISIS international coalition, said the they cannot confirm Al Baghdadi’s death.   

Details to follow….

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