Russian defence ministry says Islamic State leader may have been killed in Syria
YEREVAN, June 16. /ARKA/. An air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State leader, and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May, BBC reports referring to Russia’s defence ministry.
It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS military council in the group's de-facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria.
There have been a number of previous reports of Baghdadi's death, which have not been confirmed. --0---