Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ‘Killed By Russian Military’

The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike.

The ministry said on Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders.

This 2014 photo shows an image grab from a propaganda video allegedly showing leader of the Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
This 2014 photo shows an image grab from a propaganda video allegedly showing leader of the Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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