News

Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that Daesh leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is “most likely dead.” 


Via The War Files –  The Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that Daesh leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is “most likely dead.” The FM didn’t present any evidence that indicates his death other than aerial photographs of the aftermath where he allegedly met with other IS leaders in Raqqa. “It is highly likely that Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi was eliminated in an airstrike of the Russian Air Force on a militant command post in a southern suburb of the city of Raqqa in late May,” Russian Deputy FM Oleg Syromolotov said. He added that information regarding al-Baghdadi’s death is currently “being verified through various channels.”

The Russian military also gave  information regarding the strikes to the US, but the Pentagon said that it had “no information to corroborate those reports on Baghdadi’s death.” In the meantime, the Pentagon said that the US-led coalition forces killed Islamic State’s self-proclaimed chief cleric, Turki al-Binali, who was regarded as al-Baghdadi’s potential successor.   

Advertisements

Categories: News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s