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ISIS Leader Injured In U.S. Bombing

November 8, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
ISIS Leader Injured In U.S. Bombing Image courtesy of Dailymail.co.uk

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According to various media reports, U.S. war planes have reportedly launched a strike on a top level meeting of ISIS leaders, critically wounding their leader.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was allegedly injured in the strikes today, according to local witnesses and government sources.

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Multiple witness accounts confirm that bombs had fallen on the town of al-Qaim, next to the Syrian border.

According to the Daily Mail, local government sources described how an aircraft had swooped over a meeting of senior ISIS figures and dropped its payload, killing more than a dozen people.

Reports say that eight people were killed during the bombing.

A local hospital was said to be overwhelmed with the volume of patients from the raid – including al-Baghdadi.

Local ISIS officials were reportedly roaming the streets with loudspeakers ordering residents to donate blood to help the wounded.

Striking Baghdadi would be the most significant blow yet in the campaign against ISIS, who have been defiant in the face of sustained air attacks from the U.S. Air Force and allies.

Amongst the high level leader reportedly killed in the raid include a provincial leader from Anbar in western Iraq, as well as his deputy.

Al-Qaim and the neighbouring Syrian town of Albukamal are on a strategic supply route linking territory held by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. officials would not confirm or deny the report.

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