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    Daesh Leader Baghdadi Reportedly Injured in Coalition Airstrike

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    Abu Bakr Baghdadi has been reportedly injured in a US-led coalition airstrike, Arabic media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Daesh leader was injured near the border between Syria and Iraq, Al Kalima reports citing sources familiar with the matter.

    The information has yet to be officially confirmed.  

    According to the source, the attack was part of an intelligence plan, as the intelligence forces were following Baghdadi and his accomplices as the Daesh leaders were expected to have come from Syria to Iraq to have a meeting at an Daesh headquarters.

    The information has yet to be officially confirmed.

    Earlier this year, various reports emerged about Baghdadi's injures or death. In April, US Department of Defense announced that Baghdadi was alive, and was traveling between Syria and Iraq.

    Baghdadi is the leader of the Islamic State, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, which is a designated terrorist organization outlawed in many countries, including the United States and Russia.

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