"The fact that Islamic State has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed", he added with some conviction.
"Samir Idris, a key ISIS financial facilitator for external terror attacks and an global money launderer, was killed June 7, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria", the statement said. The ISIS had destroyed the Grand Mosque in the encounter. Baghdadi is believed to be 45-years-old and from Samarra, located north of Baghdad.
On Friday, the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper parliamentary house, Viktor Ozerov, was quoted by Russian Interfax New agency as saying that he is almost 100 percent confident that the ISIS leader is dead, according to Reuters. "He had nothing to do with IS", he said, adding that USA authorities had confirmed that the Russian report was false. "We certainly would welcome the death of al-Baghdadi, but we do not have any definitive proof to lead us believe that this is accurate".
Earlier in June the Russian Defence Ministry said that it was aware of reports that the air strike on Raqqa may have killed al-Baghdadi, but that it was checking the reports and could not confirm his death. Russian media cited Sergei Lavrov saying with high degree of certainty that Baghdadi was eliminated.
This past season, Hart led the Big East in points per game (18.1), player efficiency rating (28.1) and win shares (7.7). It may have been overshadowed in the moment, but those freshmen, and so many more, made the 2017 draft one to remember.
Forecasts said the system could dump from a few inches to more than 12 inches, depending on Cindy's development and path. Its maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with weakening expected to begin later in the day.
Currently, about 30 percent of the world's human population is exposed to deadly heatwave conditions each year, Mora said. The increase in deadly heat days for various cities can be seen in an interactive map the researchers put together.
Today, Indian missions in France, the US, Switzerland, Uganda, Kenya, Australia organised yoga sessions, ahead of the IYD. Over 190 countries, including 40 Islamic nations, supported the move to have a special day for yoga.
Because of that, Trump has restored some, but not all, of the economic and travel restrictions in place before Obama's action. He added that Trump's decision "is about USA national interests but also about the interests of humanity - these poor people".
He told the Spanish media after scoring in Spain's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia: "Things don't work like that". Despite all his problems with discipline, I believe Wenger can manage that as he's done with numerous players over the years.
He frequently kept the point of attack shifting and worked well running off the back of scrums and as the link man in phase play. The Chiefs have at least 11 players out of this one, either in the All Blacks squad or not able to back up from the Maori game.
The presence of liquid water means that a planet could potentially develop life, or one day host a human colony. One of Kepler's other big surprises was a profusion of planets intermediate in size between Earth and Neptune.
Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
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Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether any of the stolen information made its way to the Trump campaign. Specifically, Johnson was questioned about whether the DHS helped the DNC after learning about possible Russian hacking.
DNA shows early spread of cats in human world
The team analyzed DNA from mitochondria, a structure known as the cell's powerhouse, which contains its own separate genetic code. From Egypt, the felines rapidly expanded across the rest of Africa and Eurasia. "They turbocharged the tameness process".
Celtic will not play Linfield in Belfast on July 12
The former Rangers striker said: " Celtic are a ruthless outfit who find chinks in the opposition's armour and expose them". A side from San Marino is all that stands between Celtic and a very interesting trip to Belfast.
Tech CEOs to visit White House to talk modernizing government
The council is made up of CEOs from Silicon Valley's most prominent companies, as well as over a dozen White House officials. The White House on Monday urged technology CEOs to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government.
Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case
After the 2010 census produced new population estimates the GOP-controlled state assembly redrew the district lines. Democrats do likewise where they control the line-drawing process, such as in Illinois, Maryland and MA .
Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.
Republicans and Democrats put aside their differences to root for "Team Scalise" during the Congressional Baseball Game this year. The game at Nationals Park carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Rep.