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    ISIS chief ‘critically wounded’ in US air strike on extremist leaders’ convoy

    November 10, 2014

    The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reportedly been critically injured in a US-led airstrike in Iraq that targeted a convoy of military vehicles allegedly carrying a group of senior ISIS members in the Iraqi town of al-Qaiml.

    The strikes, which destroyed a vehicle convoy of 10 armed trucks, targeted a gathering of ISIL leaders near Mosul, US Central Command announced, however the Pentagon could not confirm whether al-Baghdadi was part of the escort. Until Baghdadi’s whereabouts are confirmed, nothing can be certain of his fate. Back in September, reports of his death in a US strike circulated. Al-Baghdadi has long been wanted by the US.

     

    On 4th October 2011, Washington listed al-Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and placed a US$10 million bounty on his head. The latest strikes on ISIS positions come after President Barack Obama announced his plans to send an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq and a request an additional $5.6 billion from Congress to fund the effort.
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