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40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

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40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

- PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said. A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed at least 12 people and wounded 20

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Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise

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Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise

- The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country came crashing down as the Iraqi army fought to take the city back from Islamic State militants. What happened to al-Nuri mosque? The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency quickly argued that the mosque was destroyed in a U

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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

- U.S. defense officials said they were unable to confirm the reports. MOSCOW — Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to a ministry statement

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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

- The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — Russia claimed Friday it killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike on a meeting of IS leaders just outside the IS de facto capital in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders

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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

- Multiple reports claiming al-Baghdadi's death in the past have proven false Russia says it targeted ISIS leaders at a command post near Raqqa, Syria Moscow (CNN)Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to Russian state media reports

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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi

- The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an IS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority

- The strike comes after President Donald Trump gave authorities permission earlier this year. ATLANTA (CNN) — The Pentagon said it conducted an air strike against the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia early Sunday morning. "The US conducted this operation in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement

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Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

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Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

- LONDON (AP) — All the suspects arrested over last month's Manchester concert bombing have been released without charge, British police said Sunday, acknowledging that detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices. Salman Abedi, a Briton of Libyan heritage, detonated a knapsack bomb as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, killing 22 people and himself

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Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike - officials

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Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike - officials

- LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: At least three Afghan policemen were killed and two wounded when an American military aircraft opened fire during an operation in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. The so-called "friendly fire" incident occurred overnight, during a raid in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province, the U.S. military command in Kabul said in a statement. The officers, members of the Afghan Border Police, were killed when a U

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US led-coalition permits pro-Syrian regime airstrike in unusual move

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US led-coalition permits pro-Syrian regime airstrike in unusual move

- The incident occurred when Iranian-backed Shia militia fighters came under ground attack from anti-government forces The US had been trying to keep the zone clear of outsiders in order to protect American forces Washington (CNN)In a highly unusual move, the US-led anti-ISIS coalition permitted a pro-regime Syrian aircraft to conduct an airstrike inside a restricted zone in southern Syria where American forces were stationed

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city kill 12

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city kill 12

- BEIRUT — Syria’s state news agency and an opposition monitoring group say airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, have killed at least 12 people. State news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 12, including women and children. It says the families were fleeing the city in boats across the Euphrates River ahead of an expected all-out attack by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city kill 12

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city kill 12

- BEIRUT — Syria’s state news agency and an opposition monitoring group say airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, have killed at least 12 people. State news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 12, including women and children. It says the families were fleeing the city in boats across the Euphrates River ahead of an expected all-out attack by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

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40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities
40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said. A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed at least 12 people and wounded 20   Read More ...
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US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen
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US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. says he was leading efforts to fuel instability in southern Yemen and to plan attacks on civilians, and was closely linked to AQAP leaders   Read More ...
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U.S. says Yemen airstrike killed al-Qaida commander, two comrades
WASHINGTON – The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. says he was leading efforts to fuel instability in southern Yemen and to plan attacks on civilians, and was closely linked to AQAP leaders   Read More ...
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"High" probability ISIS leader "liquidated" in strike
"High" probability ISIS leader "liquidated" in strike LONDON -- Russia's Foreign Ministry said there was a "high degree of probability" that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike at the end of May. Russia first that the leader of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) was believed to have been killed a strike targeting a meeting of the group's leaders just outside its de facto capital in Raqqa, Syria, but western officials cast doubt on the claim then   Read More ...
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Suicide car bomber hits soldiers lining up outside bank
Suicide car bomber hits soldiers lining up outside bank KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A local police chief in Afghanistan says a suicide car bombing targeted Afghan soldiers lining up outside a bank in southern Helmand province, killing at least 29 people. The governor of Helmand province put the death toll in the bombing outside the bank at 29, saying most of those killed in the explosion were civilians. Governor Hayatullah Hayat said the attack outside the Kabul Bank in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, also wounded 60 people   Read More ...
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Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing
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Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise
Islamic State claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country came crashing down as the Iraqi army fought to take the city back from Islamic State militants. What happened to al-Nuri mosque? The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency quickly argued that the mosque was destroyed in a U   Read More ...
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Pentagon scrambles to de-escalate conflict between Russia and U.S. after Syrian airstrikes
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Russia says it might have killed Islamic State leader in airstrike
Russia says it might have killed Islamic State leader in airstrike The Russian military said Friday it is investigating whether an airstrike in the Syrian desert has killed Abu Bakr Baghdadi, Islamic State’s self-described “caliph.” The death of one of the world’s most wanted jihadist leaders would be a military victory for Russia and a setback for the militants, who are battling for control of strongholds in Iraq and Syria, including their de facto capital in Raqqah   Read More ...
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Iran launches strikes against ISIS in Syria in response to Tehran attacks
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US conducts 'precision airstrikes' in Somalia under expanded authority
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Airstrike kills 25 at qat farm, say Yemeni medical officials
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels has killed 25 men who had been growing qat. The director of the medical authority in the rebel-dominated Saada province, Abdullaiz al-Azi, says Sunday that the men, who officials believe were civilians, were killed when a house was targeted in the village of Baqqa on Saturday   Read More ...
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Airstrike kills 25 at qat farm, say Yemeni medical officials
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels has killed 25 men who had been growing qat. The director of the medical authority in the rebel-dominated Saada province, Abdullaiz al-Azi, says Sunday that the men, who officials believe were civilians, were killed when a house was targeted in the village of Baqqa on Saturday   Read More ...
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The Latest: Rebel group denies role in Colombia bombing
The biggest still active rebel group in Colombia is denying it had any role in a bombing that killed three people and injured nine others at an upscale mall in the capital. Members of the National Liberation Army have carried out several recent attacks in Bogota, but the group said it was not involved in the explosion at the Centro Andino in the heart of the city's tourism zone   Read More ...
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The Latest: Rebel group denies role in Colombia bombing
The Latest: Rebel group denies role in Colombia bombing BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on deadly explosion in upscale mall in tourist district of Colombia's capital (all times local): The biggest still active rebel group in Colombia is denying it had any role in a bombing that killed three people and injured nine others at an upscale mall in the capital. Members of the National Liberation Army have carried out several recent attacks in Bogota, but the group said it was not involved in the explosion at the Centro Andino in the heart of the city's tourism zone   Read More ...
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The Latest: Rebel group denies role in Colombia bombing
The Latest: Rebel group denies role in Colombia bombing BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on deadly explosion in upscale mall in tourist district of Colombia's capital (all times local): The biggest still active rebel group in Colombia is denying it had any role in a bombing that killed three people and injured nine others at an upscale mall in the capital. Members of the National Liberation Army have carried out several recent attacks in Bogota, but the group said it was not involved in the explosion at the Centro Andino in the heart of the city's tourism zone   Read More ...
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Uncertainty surrounds Russia's claim that airstrike killed Islamic State leader
Uncertainty surrounds Russia's claim that airstrike killed Islamic State leader Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's self-declared capital in Syria, but U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death. The demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be a severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, although it was not clear how much operational control he retains over the organization whose capabilities keep evolving on the battlefield and beyond   Read More ...
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Russian airstrike may have killed Islamic State leader
Russian airstrike may have killed Islamic State leader BEIRUT — Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State on Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of leaders just outside the group’s self-declared capital in Syria. But U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death. The demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be a severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, although it was not clear how much operational control he retains over the organization whose capabilities keep evolving on the battlefield and beyond   Read More ...
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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi U.S. defense officials said they were unable to confirm the reports. MOSCOW — Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to a ministry statement   Read More ...
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Uncertainty over ISIS leader's fate after airstrike
Uncertainty over ISIS leader's fate after airstrike BEIRUT -- Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's self-declared capital in Syria, but U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death. The demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be a severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, although it was not clear how much operational control he retains over the organization whose capabilities keep evolving on the battlefield and beyond   Read More ...
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Uncertainty over Islamic State leader's fate after airstrike
BEIRUT (AP) — Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's self-declared capital in Syria, but U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death. The demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be a severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, although it was not clear how much operational control he retains over the organization whose capabilities keep evolving on the battlefield and beyond   Read More ...
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Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike
Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike
Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still “being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike
Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike
Russia verifying whether it killed ISIS leader in airstrike BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike
Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Russia's military claimed Friday that it may have killed the Islamic State group leader in an airstrike in late May. The country's defense ministry said it was verifying reports that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed on the southern outskirts of Syria’s Raqqa on May 28 along with other several senior commanders from the extremist group. However, there was no independent confirmation and previous reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death have turned out to be false   Read More ...
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Russia Verifying Whether It Killed IS Leader in Airstrike
BEIRUT — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia verifying claim that airstrike killed Islamic State leader in Syria
Russia verifying claim that airstrike killed Islamic State leader in Syria Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders, adding that the information about his death was still "being verified through various channels   Read More ...
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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader in airstrike
Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader in airstrike MOSCOW -- Russia said Friday that the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was believed to have been killed in an airstrike on a meeting of the group's leaders just outside its de facto capital in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said it was seeking to verify information that was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders   Read More ...
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leaders in airstrike
Russia claims it killed Islamic State leaders in airstrike The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an ISIS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters   Read More ...
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leaders in an air strike, but U.S. officials can't confirm
Russia claims it killed Islamic State leaders in an air strike, but U.S. officials can't confirm The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. But the spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition says he cannot confirm reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed   Read More ...
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi
Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — Russia claimed Friday it killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike on a meeting of IS leaders just outside the IS de facto capital in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders   Read More ...
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Reportedly Killed In Russian Airstrike
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Reportedly Killed In Russian Airstrike The Russian Defense Ministry earlier today said it is looking into reports about the possibility that the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) was killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria, Russia Today reports. Incidentally, this is the second time in a week that we have received information about the possible death of Baghdadi in an air strike. Just a few days ago The Inquisitr reported the death of Baghdadi in another airstrike   Read More ...
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ISIS leader Baghdadi may have been killed in strike: Russian military
ISIS leader Baghdadi may have been killed in strike: Russian military Russia's military said on Friday that one of its airstrikes in Syria late last month may have killed the leader of ISIS. In a statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said it was "checking this through various channels" to determine whether ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike on May 28 aimed at a meeting of top ISIS commanders in the group's de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa   Read More ...
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Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Multiple reports claiming al-Baghdadi's death in the past have proven false Russia says it targeted ISIS leaders at a command post near Raqqa, Syria Moscow (CNN)Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to Russian state media reports   Read More ...
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi
Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an IS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters   Read More ...
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Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi
Russia claims it killed Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. MOSCOW — The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. It said the air raid on May 28 that targeted an IS meeting held on the southern outskirts of Raqqa in Syria also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters   Read More ...
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