Russian sources: High degree of certainty that ISIS chief is dead

Sources in the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday: “We can say with a high degree of certainty that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.” Only two days ago, on Tuesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov was a lot more qualified about the claimed Russian air strike on Raqqa on May 28, when he said that Al- Baghdad’s death “could not be verified.”

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