Russia’s military says may have killed Daesh leader Baghdadi -agencies

Russia’s military says may have killed Daesh leader Baghdadi -agencies

The air strike, targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders and was carried out on May 28, the agencies cited the ministry as saying.

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Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

MOSCOW:  Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi in late May, Russian news agencies reported.

The air strike, targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders and was carried out on May 28, the agencies cited the ministry as saying.

“According to the information which is now being checked via various channels, Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, who was eliminated by the air strike, was also present at the meeting,” RIA news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

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