The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group’s de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to Russian state media reports.
“According to information, which is being verified via different channels, the meeting was also attended by the (ISIS) leader Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was eliminated in the strike,” the ministry said, according to the TASS report in English. Other state media reported that more than 300 “terrorists” were killed in the strike.
60 Miles, 5 Stolen Vehicles, 2 Robbed Homes: How Fugitives Stayed On The Run:
Nearly 60 hours before, authorities launched a multistate search after they escaped from a state corrections bus in Central Georgia and allegedly killed two prison guards.
While they were on the run, the pair allegedly stole five vehicles, robbed two homes, tied up and terrorized an elderly couple; and led police on a chase where speeds reached 100 mph, officials said.
Los Angeles Lights Bat-Signal For Adam West:
Holy Bright Knight!
The late actor Adam West was honored by Los Angeles with a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal from City Hall.
West died Friday of leukemia. He was 88.
The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series.
The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero.
Hospital: Scalise Still Critical, ‘Has Improved In The Last 24 Hours’:
As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition but has improved.
Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership, was among six people who were injured after a gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans’ early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game.
The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout.
“Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg,” MedStar said in a statement Thursday. “He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time.”
Decision In Texting Suicide Trial Coming Friday:
The Massachusetts judge in the texting suicide trial of Michelle Carter will deliver his decision on Friday morning, according to the court.
Carter, 20, is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, who was 18 when he killed himself in July 2014 by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck.
Carter secretly nudged Roy toward suicide by sending him numerous text messages encouraging him to take his life, prosecutors said.