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Russian army says may have killed IS chief: media

AFP  |  Moscow 

The Russian army today said it had struck a meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria on May 28 and was trying to verify whether the group's leader had been killed, agencies said today.

In a statement, the army said the attack took place near the IS stronghold of Raqa "which was also attended by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," the media reported, adding that the military was trying verify "by various means" whether he had been killed.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 13:07 IST