Russian Defence Ministry Says ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead In Raqqa Air Strike

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead In Raqqa Air Strike

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead In Raqqa Air Strike — Russia

Russia believes it may have killed the Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Raqqa air strike. In a statement, the Russian defence ministry said it was still seeking confirmation following the strike in late May in the south of Raqqa, Syria.

Russian news agencies cited the defence ministry as saying. that the strike targeted a meeting of Isis leaders on 28 May. RIA news agency quoted the ministry as saying:

“According to the information which is now being checked via various channels, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was eliminated by the air strike, was also present at the meeting.”

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Its understood that around 30 mid-level Isis leaders and another 300 fighters were killed during the May 28 strike, according to the statement. This was during a meeting of Isis’s “military council” on the southern outskirts of Raqqa.The terror group’s de-facto capital is surrounded to the north, east and west by advancing Syrian rebel and Kurdish forces backed by the US-led coalition.

The Russians disclosed that multiple Su-24 and Su-25 aircraft were involved in the strike, acting upon intelligence captured by drone footage. It said it had informed the US in advance of the strike.

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During a rare public appearance in Mosul in the summer of 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the territories occupied by the Isis militancy a “caliphate”. This shot him into prominence.

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Russia Has Claimed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead In Raqqa Air Strike

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