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Mid East sources don’t believe ISIS leader was killed in Russian air strike

Friday, June 16, 2017 3:59
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. June 16, 2017, 1:57 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile’s Middle East intelligence counterterrorism sources strongly doubt Moscow’s qualified claim that a Russian missile strike targeting a high-level ISIS conference in southern Raqqa on May 27 actually killed Ibrahim Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. Moscow does not have 100pc confirmation of his death, Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday.

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