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Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday.

“I think this information is close to 100 percent,” the agency quoted Ozerov as saying. “The fact that ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed.”

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Alexander Winning; Reuters


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