The Pentagon Monday, 11 September, said the press Secretary of the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia), Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was killed in Syria in an airstrike of the U.S. air force on August 30, said in a statement on the website of the Pentagon.
“The Ministry of defence confirmed that the exact impact of the U.S. air force on August 30, aimed at a senior leader of ISIL, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, was successful,” the statement said the official representative of the Pentagon, Peter cook.
On the death of al-Adnani in Syria became known on August 30. On the same day, Reuters, citing a representative of the Pentagon reported that an airstrike, the purpose of which was al-Adnani, made by aircraft of the US-led coalition. The Russian defense Ministry in turn said that al-Adnani was killed in the province of Aleppo in the result of the impact of the Russian bomber su-34.
American officials from the defense sector called these statements a joke. A White house spokesman told Reuters that the Obama administration has no evidence to support the information of the Russian Ministry of defense. The Pentagon spokesman also said that the defense Ministry has no information confirming that Russian airstrike, which destroyed the speaker LIH.
“We have no information confirming the statement of the Russian side that they also struck Adnani”, — said the representative of the Pentagon Peter cook.
Later, the Ministry of defense responded to these statements, once again confirming the murder Adnani Russian HQs.