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Tribal Reports: ISIS Caliph Al-Baghdadi ‘Mortally Wounded’ in U.S. Airstrike

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This evening the Obama administration acknowledged an airstrike on ISIS in Iraq:

Then reports starting coming out of Iraq via Al-Arabiya that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was “mortally wounded” in that airstrike:

The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was “critically wounded” when a U.S.-led air strike targeted the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, tribal sources told Al Arabiya News Channel on Saturday.

U.S. Central Command confirmed in a statement that U.S.-led air strikes targeted ISIS leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul late Friday, without confirming whether Baghdadi was killed, AFP reported.

And more:

Anbar province MP Mohammad al-Karbuli told Al Arabiya News Channel that coalition aircraft had targeted a gathering of ISIS leaders in al-Qaim that led to the killing of tens of people and wounded.

Karbuli said chaos ensued the air raid with ISIS members scrambling to transport their wounded to al-Qaim hospital which was overwhelmed with the number of patients.

Reuters news agency quoted two witnesses as saying an air strike targeted a house where senior ISIS officers were meeting, near al-Qaim.

The witnesses said ISIS fighters had cleared a hospital so that their wounded could be treated. ISIS fighters used loudspeakers to urge residents to donate blood, the witnesses said.

The agency also quoted residents as saying there were unconfirmed reports that ISIS’ local leader in the western Iraqi province of Anbar and his deputy were killed.

If indeed the reports are correct, this would be a huge success for our forces against ISIS. We’ll report more details as they are available.

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  • jony101

    they should bomb the hospital just to be sure, the muslims would do the same if things were reversed. More than likely it was a rogue CIA agent who ordered the attack, we know obama was busy golfing today and usually doesnt like to bomb fellow muslims.

  • Bombing the hospital is morally the wrong thing and it’s against Geneva Conventions and international law. Plus it drops us to their level.

    It sounds like they hit the house with one bomb. Granted our pilots are very good with hitting their targets spot on. But, I would have carpet bombed the house with at least 3 or 4 to ensure no one could possible have survived and as a warning that we’re watching and we’ll take out any meetings in the future.

    I hope this story is true and that he lingers in pain for awhile because of all the evil he has done to Syrians, Iraqis and others.

  • FYI. I’m normally a very nice guy and don’t wish evil on anyone.

    I’m making a special exception for Al-Baghdadi!