June 16, 2017 / 1:37 PM / a month ago

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

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A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would have been his first public appearance, at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video.Social Media Website via Reuters TV/Files

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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