Iraqi intelligence on Wednesday claimed that the son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by Russian forces in a missile attack on a Syrian cave where he was hiding.
IS announced Tuesday evening the death of one of the sons of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he reportedly took part in a suicide bomb attack, against regime troops in rural Syria, according to reports.
IS’ media outlet confirmed that Hudeifa al-Badri, the son of Baghdadi, was killed on Monday during an “inghimasi operation” – a “shock” commando attack using suicide bombers – against Syrian regime and Russian troops in rural Homs.
Iraq’s Falcon’s intelligence cell claimed that Russian forces on Monday fired three missiles at a cave in Homs that held 30 “terrorist leaders” and several of Badri’s bodyguards.
It added 11 people were killed in the attack.