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Russia Says It’s Not ‘100 Percent’ Sure Its Airstrike Killed ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi

Russian officials contend they have not reliable that a strike on ISIS killed a nonconformist group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He’s seen here in 2014.

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Russian officials contend they have not reliable that a strike on ISIS killed a nonconformist group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He’s seen here in 2014.

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The Russian Defense Ministry says it might have killed ISIS personality Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on an ISIS assembly in Raqqa, Syria. The growth has not been confirmed, Russian officials say. In new years, prior reports of al-Baghdadi’s genocide have valid inaccurate.

“So far, we have no 100 percent acknowledgment of this information,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, according to state-run Tass media, hours after invulnerability officials posted a notice about a May 28 attack.

A orator for a U.S.-led bloc pronounced of a Russian report, “We can't confirm.”

Russia’s troops pronounced a strike targeted a assembly of comparison commanders as they designed transport routes for nonconformist fighters forced out of a ISIS building in Raqqa. The conflict began after midnight and lasted around 10 minutes, a troops says.

“According to information that is accurate by several channels, a assembly was also attended by a personality of ISIS, Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was also killed during a airstrike,” a invulnerability method says.

The Russian troops says a strike, carried out by dual jets, killed adult to 300 fighters and 30 margin commanders, along with a ISIS conduct of confidence and dual emirs who control Raqqa and a adjacent area.

Citing guard organisation a Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Telegraph match Josie Ensor says a organisation believes Baghdadi was in a opposite partial of Syria when a Raqqa assembly was attacked.

In response to a Russian explain that a strike killed an ISIS emir named Ibrahim al-Nayif al-Hajj, a Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says, “this news is not true,” adding that it believes al-Hajj was killed in an conflict on May 24 during al-Baroudeh village.