Spoiler alert: It is too early to say. However, I would not be surprised to find that they did not. The ISIS leader has already been “killed” over a dozen times only to emerge somewhere else. In much the same way that Osama bin Laden was “killed” many, many times.
Do not forget that Russia has been at pains to prolong the conflict for as long as it could financially afford to, to keep the wave of refugees flowing toward Europe in order to destabilize the Old Continent politicallyDr. Azeem Ibrahim