International

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘May Have Been Killed’

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘May Have Been Killed’

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced on Friday that one of its airstrikes may have resulted in the death of the leader of ISIS.

In a statement, the Ministry said that an airstrike may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other ISIS terrorists.

According to the Ministry, the airstrike on 28 May targeted a large meeting of ISIS’ military council in Raqqa, Syria. The meeting reportedly included 30 ISIS commanders and 300 ISIS militants.

Responding to the claims, the United States said it could not confirm whether al-Baghdadi has indeed been killed. There has also been no comment from ISIS or the Syrian government.

In 2015, Iraq claimed that airstrikes struck the convoy of al-Baghdadi. Unconfirmed reports said that the leader had been critically injured, however, this was never confirmed.

Al-Baghdadi has only ever made one public appearance, in June 2014, since the creation of ISIS.

Ramadan 'Saved Lives' During London Building Fire: Witnesses
Red Sea Islands: Protests, Arrests, and Ruling Declaring Transfer Void Still Valid

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Australia Slammed for Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Egyptian StreetsOctober 16, 2018

Egyptian Smartphone-Manufacturer SICO Targets the African Market

Egyptian StreetsOctober 11, 2018

Lubna Al Olayan Becomes the First Saudi Woman to Run a Bank

Nour EltiganiOctober 9, 2018

Of How I Created My Own Kingdom in Kyrgyzstan

Luis Carlos BarraganOctober 5, 2018

First Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics After 55 Years

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 2, 2018

Cyprus Releases Detained Egyptian Fishermen Following Territory Breach

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 29, 2018

Sisi at UN: Let Us Recall Values of Nelson Mandela, World Needs to Address Conflict Root Causes

Sara AhmedSeptember 25, 2018

Saudi Women Take Off their Veils in Solidarity with Feminist Tarif Alassiri

Nour EltiganiSeptember 24, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.