IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries in US air strike: Report
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic state, was seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq last month, according to a report published in the Guardian.
According to the report, Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during an attack by the US-led coalition in March. However, the Islamic leader has made a slow recovery.
Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi official who advises Baghdad on ISIA, told the Guardian: “Yes, he was wounded in al-Baaj near the village of Umm al-Rous on 18 March with a group that was with him.”
In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to US$10 million for information leading to his capture or death.
Source:: Indian Express