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Russian military claims airstrike killed Daesh terrorist leader Baghdadi near Raqqa

RUSSIAN MILITARY CLAIMS AIRSTRIKE KILLED DAESH TERRORIST LEADER BAGHDADI NEAR RAQQA
The Russian Defence Ministry is investigating whether a Russian airstrike in Syria killed Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the TASS news agency reports.

The airstrike, targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders and was carried out on May 28, the agencies cited the ministry as saying.

Senior leaders of Daesh terrorist group were meeting at the time of the May 28 strike, the ministry said in a statement carried by Tass.

"According to the information which is now being checked via various channels, Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was eliminated by the air strike, was also present at the meeting," RIA news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

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