Iraqi intelligence services claim that an air-strike carried out by Iraq’s Air Force might have killed ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the Syrian border. The air strike targeted the convoy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has probably left him dead; however, his health status is unknown. This heroic operation was conducted under the supervision of both – Iraqi intelligence services and the military advisers hailing from the U.S.-led coalition.
The Iraqi aircraft struck al-Baghdadi’s convoy while it was moving towards the town of Karabla so as to attend a meeting of ISIS terrorist leaders. Karabla is located next to Euphrates River and is about three miles from Syria’s border. If the news turns out to be true, then this can definitely be regarded as a big achievement for the countries that are jointly working to eradicate ISIS.
However this isn’t the first time when al-Bhagdadi has been wounded while being on ‘line-of-duty.’ An air strike in March also left him wounded at the Nineveh’s al-Ba’ajah district which also lies near the Syrian border. Last year in November, a U.S. air strike left him wounded near Mosul while his deputy was claimed to have died in the attack.
Meanwhile, Turkey has held al-Baghdadi responsible for the twin suicide bombings that took place at Saturday in Ankara which killed 97 and wounded more than 400 people. The attack is said to be the “deadliest” in Turkey’s recent memory.