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Russia’s military says may have killed Islamic State leader Baghdadi: agencies

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 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May, Russian news agencies reported.

Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State’s second-in-command killed in airstrike

The air strike, targeted a meeting of IS 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, Islamic State 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.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly

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