Russia claims ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be eliminated

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed a Russian air strike hit a meeting of ISIS leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Syria last month. The information is being verified.
Al-Baghdadi Photo credit:Channel 2 News

Today (Friday), Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed that Russian Air Force pilots may have succeeded in eliminating ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

According to Shoygu, the Russians attacked a meeting of ISIS leaders in the terrorist organization’s capital of Raqqa, Syria, last month. They are attempting to verify the information.

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This is not the first time the al-Baghdadi’s death has been reported. In January, he was reported to be seriously injured. In June 2016, it was reported that he was eliminated in a US-led airstrike. 

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