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    Iraq Joint Operation Center Confirms ISIL Leader Injured in Airstrike

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    The Baghdad Information Center confirmed that the leader of ISIL jihadist group has been injured in an airstrike in Iraq.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The leader of the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group has been injured in an airstrike in Iraq, the Baghdad Information Center confirmed.

    “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured in the bombing that targeted his motorcade,” the center said in a statement on Sunday.

    It added that two terrorist leading figures – Abu Omar Kubaisi and Abu Saad Karbouli – were also injured in the attack.

    Local media reported earlier Baghdadi’s fate remained unknown after Iraqi Air Forces attacked an ISIL convoy in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.


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