June 16, 2017 / 1:48 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. says has no information Baghdadi killed in Russian strike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it did not have information to support Moscow’s claims that its forces may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa last month.

“We have no information to corroborate those reports,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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