Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader

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Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month, the CNN reported a short while ago.

The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, the article said quoting Russian state media reports.

"According to information, which is being verified via different channels, the meeting was also attended by the (ISIS) leader Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was eliminated in the strike," the ministry said, according to the TASS report in English.

Other state media reported that more than 300 "terrorists" were killed in the strike. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul.

The leaders were discussing their exit from the city through the so-called southern corridor, the ministry said.

The airstrike was carried out following drone footage confirmation of the council's meeting location, state-run Sputnik reports.

US defense officials say they were unable to confirm the reports. Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition's operation against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, said the coalition "cannot confirm these reports at this time."

There have been multiple reports of Baghdadi's death in the past that have turned out to be false, CNN said.

  Comments - 16

  • J Palitha Friday, 16 June 2017 04:20 PM

    Then how about the BBS leader who is hiding.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 16 June 2017 04:21 PM

    If it is so, its a good news for the year.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 16 June 2017 04:22 PM

    Terrorism should be wiped out globally, then only any country could prosper. Special thanks to the Russian Govt.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 16 June 2017 04:24 PM

    The full credit should go to the brave soldiers of Russia, un-like here in SriLanka SF won the battle and MR who was in the A/C room with Weerawansa got the credit.

    J Palitha Friday, 16 June 2017 04:26 PM

    Good show, terrorism should be cut from the bottom, hay without delay IGP catch the BBS terrorist who is hiding.

    ANTON Friday, 16 June 2017 04:30 PM

    DONALD TRUMP MIGHT COME AND KISS YOU , WELL DONE...

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 16 June 2017 04:32 PM

    Very good news, special thanks to the Russian Govt and their brave soldiers.

    axe Saturday, 17 June 2017 01:35 PM

    still we believe UK USA RUSSIA CHINA AND INDIA via DM Android App

    ANTON Friday, 16 June 2017 04:39 PM

    THESE PEOPLE ARE HEARTLESS, THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO KILLED JESUS CHRIST....... RUSSIA AND AMERICA , PLEASE WIPE THEM OUT LIKE THE WAY YOU DID TO HITLER'S NAZIS.

    S.H.Moulana Friday, 16 June 2017 04:46 PM

    He is responsible for thousands of innocent lives taken by his misguided group followed his dubious preaching.

    Mohomad Friday, 16 June 2017 04:54 PM

    Well done Russia. via DM Android App

    Lima Friday, 16 June 2017 05:16 PM

    IF KILLED , VERY GOOD , HE IS A JEW AND CAMOUFLAGE AS MUSLIM AND PUTTING THE NAME OF ISIS AND AGENT FOR ISRAEL TO DESTROY PEACE IN THE WORLD. GOOD JOB RUSSIA

    Arnold Friday, 16 June 2017 05:42 PM

    If he is dead he must have died of natural causes. Al-Baghdadi is a trained Mossad agent and no one will dare to kill him and earn the wrath of the sionists.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Saturday, 17 June 2017 09:07 AM

    SriLanka and its Police Department will get the same credit and praises, if they arrest BBS Terrorist Ven. Gnanasara Thero.

    Samson Munasinghe Saturday, 17 June 2017 09:10 AM

    This great Terrorist has been targeted and killed by Russian brave soldiers, but its a shame of our Police Department and our IGP, still could not arrest the BBS terrorist who is just a "Bug" comparing to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

    mohaa Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:25 AM

    Trump will be very worried to hear.


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