Friday, June 16, the Russian defense Ministry announced that through various channels to verify information about the killing of the leader of the «Islamic state» Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a result of the impact of the Russian aircraft may 28 in the southern suburbs of Raqqa.
Victims of this strike, the Russian aircraft became a high-ranking militants, were part of the «military Council» of the IG, and about 330 of terrorists, RIA Novosti reported.
We will remind that on June 11, Syrian state television reported on the elimination in raqqa leader of the IG Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sources in Damascus said that al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike. Who were carried out this attack, was not specified.
The leadership of the IG has not yet confirmed nor commented on this information.
Has repeatedly published information about the death of al-Baghdadi, or the attempts on his life. So, in October 2016, the Arab and Iranian media reported an attempt to poison the leader and three of his commanders. On the death of al-Baghdadi, for example, on 14 June 2016, reported the news Agency «al-Amak» associated with ISIS, the report said that al-Baghdadi died «on the fifth day of the Holy month of Ramadan.» In October 2015, it was reported that al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike on the border of Syria and Iraq, but survived. It was rumored that after being wounded he moved to Libya, but they were not confirmed.
«New bin Laden» Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka «Abu Dua» (real name: Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri), was born 45 years ago near the Iraqi city of Samarra. Militants in recent years participated in the civil war in Syria. Defeated by the regular army of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has returned home, having set a goal: to seize power in Iraq and to establish in the country a radical Islamic regime, overthrowing the Shiite government. Later he created the organization «Islamic state» has announced more ambitious plans: to create a Caliphate throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The head of the «Abu Dua» by the US authorities was a reward: $ 10 million. Repeatedly received reports of the deaths of al-Baghdadi, which have not received official confirmation.