Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi
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MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation checks the information on the death of the leader of grouping “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an attack by Russian aircraft on the southern outskirts of Raqqa at the end of may.
As explained in Department, the blow was struck the night of may 28 at the command post, where he held a meeting of Isil leaders, who discussed the routes of an exit of fighters from Raqqa through the so-called southern corridor.
“According to information which is verified through various channels, the meeting was also attended by the leader of ISIL (formerly ISIS – approx. TASS) Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who as a result of the attack were destroyed”, – stated in the message of Russian defense Ministry.
Informed about the death of the leader of ISIS has repeatedly informed representatives of the Armed forces of the United States, but later this information was refuted, and the al-Baghdadi made a video calling for supporters.
Russia has warned the United States about the impact
Also, the defense Ministry announced that the Russian military during the attack on the South outskirts of Raqqa destroyed a number of senior commanders of the IG, and about 330 field mid-level commanders and ordinary fighters.
“As a result of the attack aircraft su-35 and su-34 destroyed by senior commanders of the terrorist group, which was part of the so-called military Council of ISIS, and about 30 field mid-level commanders and 300 militants to their personal security,” – said the defense Ministry. Among the liquidated, according to the Agency, was “Emir of Raqqa Abu al-Haji al-Masri, Emir Ibrahim al-Naef al-Hajj, who controlled the district from the city of Raqqa to the settlement of es-Sohne and the head of security LIH Suleiman al-Sawah”.
The defense Ministry said that Russia warned the United States about the impact on the southern outskirts of Raqqa.
“About the time and place of actions of the Russian aviation communication channels were pre-notified the American side,” – said the defense Ministry.