The Russian foreign Ministry said that on liquidation of the leader of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG; banned in Russia), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, you can say “with high probability”. On Thursday, June 22, RIA Novosti reported.
“The experience of the defeat of the terrorist thugs in the North Caucasus, I can say that if this information is confirmed, it will be possible to admit another major success of the Russian HQs in the fight against international terrorism,” — said the Deputy head of the Ministry Oleg Syromolotov.
He noted that terrorist groups represent structures with a strict hierarchy, which means “the elimination of their leaders leads to significant disruption” of the militants and sow panic in their ranks.
In this case a few days ago, the Agency noted that confirmation of this information no.
That al-Baghdadi was probably killed in the result of the impact of videoconferencing on may 28, near the Syrian Raqqa, June 16, reported the Ministry of defense of Russia. It stressed that information is verified through various channels.
The defense Ministry added that the attack, carried out by the Sukhoi su-35 and su-34 were destroyed leaders, were part of the “military Council” of the IG, and “about 30 field commanders of an average link and up to 300 fighters of their personal security”.
Rumors about liquidation of the leader “Islamic state” appear regularly. So, before the death of al-Baghdadi was reported on June 11. The representatives of the group did not comment on the channels of these publications.