The Russian Defense Ministry has said they might have killed the ISIS leader along with 30 mid-level leaders and about 300 terrorists in a strike they carried out at the end of May.
According to the ministry, its Su-34 and Su-35 fighter aircraft targeted an area on the southern outskirts of Raqqa where a so called ISIS military council meeting was being held.
As a result of the Su-35 and Su-34 airstrikes, high-ranking commanders of the terrorist groups who were part of the so-called IS military council, as well as about 30 mid-level field commanders and up to 300 militants of their personal security, have been killed,” said a statement issued by the Russian MoD.
The airstrike was carried out on May 28 between 2135hrs and 2145hrs GMT after drone footage confirmed the location of the council meeting.
According to information that is checked through various channels, IS leader Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed as a result of the strike, was also present at the meeting,” the statement continued.