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Russia Claims It Has Killed ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi | Military.com
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Russia Claims It Has Killed ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi | Military.com

Russia claimed Friday it killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital in Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders.

There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. The ISIS leader last released an audio on Nov. 3, urging his followers to keep up the fight for Mosul as they defend the city against a major offensive that began weeks earlier.

Source: Russia Claims It Has Killed ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi | Military.com