ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Last week, media reports emerged claiming that Baghdadi was killed in a US airstrike. Pentagon and the Iraqi army denied these claims.
"There is no clear information on his killing, but I definitely know that he was wounded. But this does not matter, as in near future not only him, but also other IS [Daesh] members will be killed," he said.
The ambassador added that a meeting of Syrian and Russian defense ministers is currently being planned:
"Indeed, one minister should visit the other, the place and the date are not known yet, but we have such plans," the official said answering a corresponding question.
Baghdadi is the leader of Daesh, which is a designated terrorist organization outlawed in many countries, including the United States and Russia.