MOSCOW, June 16 Russian Defence Minister Sergei
Shoigu on Friday briefed Russia's Security Council, chaired by
President Vladimir Putin, that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi may have been killed, state television cited the
Kremlin as saying.
"The defence minister briefed those attending the meeting
that as a result of a strike by Russian air forces near Raqqa,
more than 100 terrorists were eliminated, with top Islamic State
leaders among them - and possibly, Baghdadi," Rossiya-24
television quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)