Sergei Naryshkin, Director of the foreign intelligence Service of Russia, refused to confirm “Interfax” the fact of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”.
“No, I have no information beyond that which had appeared in the media,” — said Naryshkin on the relevant question of the Agency.
Information about the death of al-Baghdadi appeared repeatedly. 11 July it was reported that “Islamic state” allegedly confirmed the information about his death. However, on 21 July at the Pentagon said that the message they perceive as inauthentic.
That the leader of ISIS likely was killed in a Russian air strike on 28 may near the Syrian Raqqa, June 16, reported the Ministry of defense of Russia on June 22 and repeated the foreign Ministry.
Informed about the destruction of al-Baghdadi said in June and December 2016 in April of 2015 (it was noted that he was severely wounded and died in hospital), and in November of 2014. In January 2017, it was reported that al-Baghdadi wounded in air strike and is in critical condition. In October 2016 appeared information that the leader was poisoned.
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). During the training period associated with the extremist organization “Muslim brotherhood”.
Since 2004, referred to in the reports of American intelligence as an activist, “al-Qaeda” in Iraq. In 2004, was detained by the Americans and held in Abu Ghraib prison, but was released as a “minor figure”. He defended his doctoral thesis in theology, was actively involved in the activities of terrorist groups of Islamic militants in Iraq.
In may 2010, he headed the terrorist organization ISIS after the death of its founder Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.