Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Gennady Gatilov said that Moscow has no evidence of the death of the leader of the terrorist group «Islamic state» Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
June 16, the Russian defense Ministry announced that through various channels to verify information about the destruction of the leader of ISIS in an attack of the Russian aircraft may 28 in the southern suburbs of Raqqa.
According to Russian media, as a result of this blow to Russian aviation were liquidated, a high-ranking militants, were part of the «military Council» of the IG, and about 330 of terrorists
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.