The Russian foreign Ministry said about the lack of evidence of the death of the leader of ISIS in Syria

Gennady Gatilov

Elimination in Syria, the leader of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not yet been confirmed. This was stated by Russian Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, according to “Interfax”.

“There is no confirmation [of this information],” the Deputy Minister said to journalists.

On 16 June it was reported that in result of the impact of videoconferencing on may 28, near the Syrian city of raqqa may have been killed by al-Baghdadi. The defense Ministry explained that this information is verified.

The Ministry added that the attack carried out by the su-35 and su-34, destroyed commanders were part of the “military Council” groups, and “about 30 commanders middle managers and up to 300 fighters of their personal security”. It was stated that among the liquidated terrorists — “Emir” of Raqqa, Abu al-Haji al-Misri, Ibrahim al-Naef al-Hajj, who controlled the area from Raqqa to es-Sohne, and “head of security” IG Suleiman al-Sawah.

Reports about the destruction of al-Baghdadi appear in the media regularly, but so far they are not confirmed.

In December 2016 for information which would have helped to capture or eliminate al-Baghdadi, the American authorities promised the award in the amount of up to $ 25 million.