World-wide reports are being received that Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, the head leader of Isis has been injured in an airstrike by the Iraqi Air Force.

Miri Smerling

World new sources are reporting that Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, the head leader of Isis, has allegedly been injured in an airstrike carried out by the Iraqi Air Force, and backed by the US Army. At this point, an official confirmation has not been received.

According to a report by Al-Hurra, a US-based, Arabic language satellite radio station, the air strike is said to have occurred in south-west Iraq three days ago. The report stated that Bagdadi was targeted along with several senior level members of Isis.

The varied reports do not specify al-Baghdadi’s state, only that he is in critical condition.

Continued airstrikes on Isis by US forces has taken out an average of fifty members of the organization weekly, including all of Baghdadi’s deputies in command.

Meanwhile, fighting ensues in Syria. Turkish forces are in military cooperation with Assad, fighting in the Syrian town of al-Bab to dismantle Isis. The Syrian army is approaching Raqqa, an area operated by the Kurds and their collaborators. Furthermore, battle continues in Mosul in Iraq against Isis, in their effort to take full control of the western part of the city.

Jerusalem Online