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Russia raises doubt over Baghdadi's 'umpteenth death'


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Russia raised doubts on Sunday over the "umpteenth death" of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been reported killed several times since 2014.
"The defence ministry does not have reliable information about the actions of the US army in the Idlib 'de-escalation' zone... concerning the umpteenth 'death'" of Baghdadi, defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.
US President Donald Trump announced that Baghdadi had been killed in a nighttime US raid deep inside northwestern Syria.

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First Published: Oct 27 2019 | 10:45 PM IST

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