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May have killed IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in airstrike: Russian Army

Said Sukhoi warplanes carried out a 10-minute night-time strike on May 28 at a location near Raqa

AFP | PTI  |  Moscow 

The Russian Army on Thursday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. In a statement, the army said Sukhoi warplanes carried out a 10-minute night-time strike on May 28 at a location near Raqa, where IS leaders had gathered to plan a pullout by militants from the group's stronghold. "Senior commanders of the military groups of the so- called IS military council, 30 mid-ranking field commanders and up to 300 militants who provided security for them were ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 14:27 IST
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