June 16, 2017 / 10:12 AM / 5 months ago

Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed

MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) - A Kremlin spokesman on Friday declined to comment on a statement from the Russian Defence Ministry that one of its air strikes may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, referred questions about al-Baghdadi to the defence ministry. He also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin received reports from the ministry on a regular basis. (Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Polina Devitt)

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