Friday, June 16, 2017

Russian Ministry of Defense: Air Strike May Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

RT: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike – MoD

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.

The meeting was gathered to plan “routes for the exit of militants from Raqqa through the so-called ‘southern corridor’,” the statement read.

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More News On Reports That A Russian Air Strike May Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

IS top leader may have been killed by Russian airstrike in Syria -- TASS
Russian Aerospace Forces' Strike Kills Daesh Leader South of Raqqa - MoD -- Putnik
Russian MoD publishes image of airstrike that may have killed ISIS leader -- RT
Putin Briefed on Russian MoD's Report on Possible Baghdadi Elimination -- Sputnik
Death of Daesh Leader Baghdadi in Russian Airstrike Yet to Be Confirmed - Lavrov -- Sputnik
Top diplomat comments on al-Baghdadi's alleged death in Syria -- TASS
Russia says not 100 percent sure Baghdadi is dead: RIA -- Reuters
Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed -- Reuters
Russia's military says it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi -- Reuters
Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike -- AP
Russian army says may have killed IS chief -- AFP
Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia' -- BBC
Russia claims it may have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- The Guardian
Russia says may have killed IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- AFP
ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi may have been killed in a targeted airstrike of a meeting in Raqqa according to Russian defence -- Daily Mail

Russia investigating whether airstrike killed 'Islamic State' leader -- DW
Russia probes whether it killed Islamic State's al-Baghdadi -- UPI
Russia claims killing ISIL leader Baghdadi -- Al Jazeera
US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death -- AFP
Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss -- AFP

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