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IS chief al-Baghdadi clinically dead following successful airstrike in Syria: Source

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be “clinically dead” after an Iraqi airstrike targeted him during a meeting with a host of IS leaders in Syria last June, a security source was quoted as saying.

“Iraqi warplanes launched an airstrike inside the Syrian territories in June, targeting a meeting of Islamic State leaders, where the group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present,” the source told AlSumaria News on Monday.

According to the source, the airstrike left al-Baghdadi mortally wounded and incapable of assuming his duties, prompting the group’s leaders to nominate Abu Othman al-Tunisi to succeed him.

The nomination of al-Tunisi, however, has caused severe disputes within the group.

“The strike also left a large number of Islamic State commanders dead and wounded,” added the source.

Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions.

No reports about al-Baghdadi have been heard since September 2017, when he urged supporters to wage attacks against the West and keep fighting in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

Al-Baghdadi emerged as leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, one of the groups that later became Islamic State, in 2010. In October 2011, the US officially designated al-Baghdadi as a terrorist. It has offered a reward of up to $25m (£19.6m) for information leading to his capture or death.


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  1. As a Christian i can’t see how IS and other frends of Turkey and the USA, are still fighting, if it’s fate that the SAA, will clear Syria, and it heading that way. Areas of USA / Turkey friendly areas want to go over to the SAA, because of looting, ethnic cleansing, turning their home land into some thing alian Turkey.
    You can put a Giraffe sign on Lions cage, it won’t change it into a Giraffe.

    • That would accord with rumors Al Baghdadi is an Israeli agent. If he was really wounded, the Mossad would evac him.

  2. It’s nice to read that the IS Pig Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a vegetable.
    It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving PIG!
    Nothing like pooping in your pants and having your IS Pig guards cleaning you up.
    I guess his guards are now called “The Poop Patrol”.
    I can’t keep from smiling at this great news. What a leader he is now!

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