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ISIS chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi injured in a US-led coalition airstrike: Arabic media

In An Attempt To Vanish Islamic State Members From Area Near Syria And Iraq Border, The US-led Coalition Airstrikes Severely Injured The Terrorist Group Leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 10 Jun 2016, 04:14:20 PM

New Delhi:

In an attempt to vanish Islamic State members from area near Syria and Iraq border, the US-led coalition airstrikes severely injured the terrorist group leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi.

According to few reports by Arabic media, it has been confirmed that Baghdadi and other leaders in the Islamist group were wounded on Thursday in a coalition bombing raid on one of the ISIS command headquarters close to the Syrian border.

“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 Iraqi source was quoted in a news channel.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Chris Garver said he was aware of the reports, but added that he had "nothing to confirm this at this time", according to a Reuters report.

In recent few months, there have been several reports claiming Baghdadi's injuries and even deaths but sadly, none of the report managed to get an official confirmation.

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First Published : 10 Jun 2016, 04:11:00 PM