After airstrikes, rumors swirl over fate of IS leader Baghdadi
“Islamic State” (IS) top commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was rumored to have been wounded or killed in a recent US-led airstrike. Central Command officials could not however confirm the fate of the jihadist group leader.
It remained unclear Sunday if recent US-led airstrikes targeting “Islamic State” leadership had killed the group’s top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The US-led coalition hit a gathering of IS jihadist leaders in northwestern Iraq near the city of Mosul on Saturday, and Iraqi officials believe a number of high-ranking commanders had been killed, but the US could not confirm the fate of al-Baghdadi.
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Source News: DW