Russia may have killed Isis leader Baghdadi

The Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed by one of Russia’s air strikes in Syria.

Russia’s defence ministry is investigating the air strike that may’ve killed Baghdadi and up to 300 other fighters on 28 May. The ministry said the raid had targeted an IS military council meeting in the de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria. A statement by the ministry published by Sputnik said 30 IS commanders and up to 300 soldiers were at the Raqqa meeting.

Colonel John Dorian, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said the US could not confirm whether Baghdadi had been killed.

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