Russian senator: IS leader Baghdadi's death near 100pc certain

The US-led coalition killed Fawas Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi, a financial facilitator of Daesh, in an airstrike in the Syrian city of Abu Kamal last week, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Friday.

The statement also said the coalition had killed Samir Idris, a militant who funded outside attacks, on June 7 near Mayadeen in Syria. "He had nothing to do with IS", he said, adding that U.S. authorities had confirmed that the Russian report was false. The ISIS had destroyed the Grand Mosque in the encounter.

Baghdadi is believed to be in hiding in the region around the Syria-Iraq border.

On Friday, the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper parliamentary house, Viktor Ozerov, was quoted by Russian Interfax New agency as saying that he is almost 100 percent confident that the ISIS leader is dead, according to Reuters.

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Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials were sceptical, Reuters reported. A Russian Su-34 aircraft and a Su-35 multirole reportedly carried out the strikes where Baghdadi and other fighters were attending a meeting. Russian media cited Sergei Lavrov saying with high degree of certainty that Baghdadi was eliminated.

This week, Russia upgraded its assessment, as the deputy foreign minister, Oleg V. Syromolotov, said that Moscow was increasingly certain that Russian warplanes had killed Mr. Baghdadi three weeks ago.

"According to the Russian Defense Ministry, it is highly likely that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi was eliminated as a result of a Russian Aerospace Forces strike on the terrorists' command post in the southern suburb of the city of Raqqa in late May this year", Syromolotov said. This was the same Mosque in which Baghdadi had declared himself the Caliph.

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