The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the death of multiple ISIS* leaders. According to the Ministry of Defense, in late May Russian military, based in the SAR, received information about the upcoming meeting of the group leaders in the southern suburb of the city of Rakka. During the verification of the information, additional information was received on the release of militants from the Syrian Rakki through the so-called «southern corridor».
On 28 May Russian aviation struck a blow at the command post, where there were gunmen at that time. In the list of the dead more than 300 people are. This is the guard of the leaders, middle commanders, as well as the leaders themselves. Among the deceased, Emir Rakki Abu al-Haji al-Mysri, the head of the security service of ISIS* Suleiman Al-Shawah, the emir who controlled the parts of Rakki before Es-Suhne, — Ibrahim An-Naf al-Hajj. It is reported that the meeting was also attended by the leader of ISIS Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to incoming information, it was also destroyed.
It is worth noting that before the start of the special operation, the Russian military informed the American side through the appropriate communication channels.
*Terrorist organization is banned in the Russian Federation