Iraq Says ISIS Boss Wounded in Attack on Convoy [VIDEO]
Iraq claims it has attacked a convoy in the Anbar province and wounded the purported leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“The Iraqi air force carried out a heroic operation by striking al-Baghdadi’s convoy while he on his way to attend a meeting with senior ISIS leaders in Karabelah,” a statement released by the Iraqi military said.
The Iraqi military said al-Baghdadi’s convoy was struck as it was “moving towards Karabla to attend a meeting of the Daesh (IS) terrorist leaders.”
In November Iraq’s Ministry of Interior claimed it wounded the ISIS boss and killed several top level leaders in an airstrike in al-Qaem near Falluja.
The U.S. also said it injured al-Baghdadi during a raid in al-Baaj outside of Mosul in northwestern Iraq in March.
It was reported Abu Alaa al-Afri had been appointed deputy leader of the Islamic State after the air raid in November.