(unconfirmed)Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reported dead by Syrian TV


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According to reports from Syrian state TV, the world's most wanted terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is said to have been killed on Saturday when he was caught in a heavy artillery barrage on Raqqa, the de facto capital of Isis, though the reports are yet to be verified.

 

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1 minute ago, warwagon said:

You could always quote some of the news articles :p

 

I could. but I never know where quoting stops and copyright violations starts. besides, the title really says everything...

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1 minute ago, seta-san said:

I could. but I never know where quoting stops and copyright violations starts.

Just quote some but not all of the text.

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One can hope so ... but this is about the 10th time al-Baghdadi has been "killed."  Hopefully ... he doesn't come back from this one.

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4 minutes ago, Jim K said:

One can hope so ... but this is about the 10th time al-Baghdadi has been "killed."  Hopefully ... he doesn't come back from this one.

After looking at your posting I just remembered the guy's nickname .."big daddy!"

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Russia is saying they may have killed al-Baghdadi in an airstrike.  

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ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike – MoD

 

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria.

 

Russian Su-34 aircraft and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out airstrikes near the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria on May 28, the ministry said. The strikes targeted a meeting of high-ranking Islamic State chiefs where al-Baghdadi was reportedly present.

 

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Among those who were killed in the strike were Emir of Raqqa Abu al-Haji al-Masri, Emir Ibrahim al-Naef al-Hajj, “who controlled the district from the city of Raqqa to the settlement of es-Sohne” and IS head of security Suleiman al-Sawah,” the ministry added.

 

Moscow has given its American partners information about the place and time of the airstrike, the ministry said.

 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he can’t fully confirm the death of the IS leader.

 

“I don’t have 100 percent confirmation of the information concerning the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” he said at a press conference on Friday.

 

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More at RT

 

Once again ... let's hope he has been killed.

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Russia has no confirmation of IS leader's death: Interfax

 

Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-baghdadi-russia-idUSKBN19B19I

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4 hours ago, techbeck said:

Russia has no confirmation of IS leader's death: Interfax

 

Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-baghdadi-russia-idUSKBN19B19I

/sigh.  Dangit.  Someone needs to eliminate this evil person ... doesn't matter who .. be it the US, the Russians, the Syrians or even a rabid goat. 

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If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

 

If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

 

Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph" or overall commander of Muslims.

 

Russia's defense ministry said last week Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike in Syria and Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian parliamentarian on Friday as saying the likelihood that he had been killed was close to 100 percent.

 

But armed groups fighting in the region and U.S. officials say they have no evidence he is dead and many regional officials are skeptical about the reports of his death.

 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-baghdadi-success-idUSKBN19E1MI

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Great if true. Just hope Russia and/or the US confirm it as well.

 

Though Trump did tweet this, this morning.

 

 

Win(s) could mean Mosul and Baghdadi, or ???  Vague.

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