Kremlin urges to focus on Russia Defense Ministry's reports about ISIS leader’s extermination

Kremlin urges to focus on Russia Defense Ministry's reports about ISIS leader’s extermination

Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has refused to comment of U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that ISIS (a terrorist group banned in Russia) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had died in an operation by U.S. forces.

"See what [Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor] Konashenkov said," TASS cited Peskov as saying.

Trump said earlier in the al-Badgdadi had died in an overnight raid led by U.S. forces in Syria’s Idlib governorate. Meanwhile, Russia’s defense ministry said on Sunday it doubted the U.S. operation had ever taken place as it had no reliable proof that al-Baghdadi was dead.

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