Russia checking information of Islamic State leader’s death

Kremlin has no confirmed information on whether or not Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

“We don’t have some more accurate data,” Russian news agency TASS quoted him as saying.

“Indeed, contradictory information is coming. Our relevant services are currently checking it,” the spokesman said.

The director of the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Operations Service, Abu Ali al-Basri, said on Sunday that the IS leader was alive and hiding in Syria.