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 Int
MOSCOW - 18 December 2017: The Russian presidency said Monday that Moscow has no information about the whereabouts of Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in statements carried by Russia Today that his country was not sure of reports that Baghdadi was arrested in Iraq and transferred to a US base in Syria.
The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bombing, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday.
“It cannot be called anything but an ideal example of cooperation in fighting terrorism,” Peskov told reporters at a conference call. “We should aim for such standards.”
The tip-off resulted in the detention of seven alleged supporters of the Islamic State militant group in St. Petersburg last week, Peskov said.