Klintsevich assesses the validity of the notice of liquidation of the leader of ISIS


Gleb Schelkunov / Kommersant

The elimination of the leader of the terrorist group “Islamic state” Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi may lead to a radical change in the war in Syria. This opinion was expressed by Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich National news service (NSN) on Friday, June 16.

So the Senator commented on the published information of the Ministry of defense, which had allowed the death of the leader of ISIS in air strike Russian VKS on may 28.

“I am absolutely convinced that once the statement has come, then the level of fire damage was such that to survive in these conditions was impossible. Our military is a thousand times check before giving to the public’s attention some information,” he said.

Klintsevich sure that litigate al-Baghdadi demoralizing situation inside the group. At the same time, he noted that the anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States will be “very much upset because it can affect many things.”

Earlier Friday it was reported that the defense Ministry checks information on different channels. At the moment we found out that al-Baghdadi was present at the meeting of terrorists near Raqqa, where he attacked the Russian military. The Ministry added that the attack carried out by the su-35 and su-34, destroyed the leaders, were part of the “military Council” groups, and “about 30 field commanders of an average link and up to 300 fighters of their personal security”.

Reports about the destruction of al-Baghdadi appear in the media regularly, but none of them has yet been confirmed.

Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri, known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu du’a and “Caliph Ibrahim,” presumably born in 1971 in Iraq. Received his education in the field of Islamic theology at the University of Iraq (Baghdad). Later he defended his doctoral thesis in theology.

Since 2004, his name appears in the reports of American intelligence. It is mentioned as one of the activists of “al-Qaeda” in Iraq. He also actively participated in the activities of terrorist groups of Islamic militants in Iraq.

In may 2010, he headed the terrorist organization ISIS (banned in Russia) after the death of its founder Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.