Several media outlets in the West have reported that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was critically injured in an airstrike in northern Iraq. The report has not yet been officially confirmed.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Several media outlets reported today (Monday) that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was seriously injured in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition against his murderous terrorist organization. According to the reports, the attack occurred in Iraq. However, the reports have not yet been officially confirmed.
This is not the first time that it has been reported that al-Baghdadi was injured or even eliminated: In June 2016, it was reported that he was eliminated in a US-led airstrike. The report was based on a statement released by Al-Amaq News, which is affiliated with ISIS. The statement claimed that al-Baghdadi “was eliminated in a coalition attack in al-Raqqah, Syria, on the fifth day of Ramadan.” However, he has since delivered various speeches.
In 2014, al-Baghdadi was critically injured in an airstrike but continued to function as the head of the terrorist organization.