Dreaded ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike, say reports
Baghdadi was travelling in a convoy with other senior ISIS members when they were was hit by an air strike, the express.co.uk reported.
London: Islamic State's self-proclaimed chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been wounded in an air strike by the coalition forces, media reports said on Friday.
Baghdadi was travelling in a convoy with other senior ISIS members when they were hit by an air strike, the express.co.uk reported.
Citing local sources in Iraq's Nineveh province, the Iraqi news channel Al Sumariya also reported that Baghdadi and other leaders of the Islamist group were wounded on Thursday in a coalition bombing raid.
“The planes of the international coalition yesterday bombed a location where there is a base of Isis members along the border area between Iraq and Syria, 65 kilometres west of Nineveh,” the report said quoting an Iraqi source.
”According to reports, the Isis leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was injured along with some members of the organisation who were gathered at that meeting.
"The attack was carried out on the basis of precise intelligence information that led to strike its own that site,” he added.
"Baghdadi and the other ISIS leaders arrived in Iraq from Syria with a convoy of cars,” the source said, adding the area is one of the group’s strongholds.
Citing a spokesman for the US-led coalition, the Express reported that he had also heard the news but had "nothing to confirm this at this time".
On March 18, 2015, Baghdadi and three others were seriously wounded in a similar air strike.