Russia’s military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi: agencies

FILE PHOTO: A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video.      REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV/File Photo
FILE Picture: A Man presupposed to be the reclusive chief of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq’s 2nd city, Mosul, In Step With a video recording posted on the web on…

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Russia’s Safeguard Ministry said on Friday it was once checking knowledge that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa could have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May Just, Russian information businesses said.

The air strike, centered a gathering of IS leaders and was performed on Could 28, the companies cited the ministry as saying.

“In Line With the information which is now being checked by the use of quite a lot of channels, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was eradicated by the air strike, was additionally present at the assembly,” RIA news agency quoted the ministry as announcing.

(Reporting by way of Polina Devitt; Writing with the aid of Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by means of Christian Lowe)

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