Well this is certainly awesome news if true. Russia claims to have killed the ISIS caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as a bunch of jihadis in an airstrike last month:
DAILY MAIL – ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a targeted airstrike near Raqqa last month, according to the Russian military.
Russia’s Defence Ministry said the world’s most wanted terrorist was killed in a Russian air strike on May 28 along with other senior group commanders.
It said the air raid that targeted an ISIS meeting on the southern outskirts of Raqqa also killed about 30 mid-level militant leaders and about 300 other fighters.
The ministry said the strike came as ISIS leaders gathered to discuss the group’s withdrawal from Raqqa, their de facto capital.
In a statement, the army said Sukhoi warplanes carried out a 10-minute night-time strike early on May 28 at a location near Raqqa, where ISIS leaders had gathered to plan a pullout by militants from the group’s stronghold.
It said: ‘Senior commanders of the military groups of the so-called IS military council, 30 mid-ranking field commanders and up to 300 militants who provided security for them were eliminated.
‘According to information which is being checked through various channels, the leader of ISIL Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi was also present at the meeting and was eliminated by the strike.’ The US has been informed about the attack, the statement added.
I hope Russia is sharing the evidence with the US so they can confirm it as well. But really, it’s about time somebody got him.