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April 21, 2015 9:41 am

Sources: Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Seriously Wounded’ in Iraq Air Strike

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A mugshot of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi taken by US armed forces while in detention at Camp Bucca in 2004. Sources said the Islamic State leader is seriously wounded. Photo: U.S. Armed Forces via Wikimedia Commons.

The Guardian – The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, sources have told the Guardian.

A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries during an attack by the US-led coalition in March. The source said Baghdadi’s wounds were at first life-threatening, but he has since made a slow recovery. He has not, however, resumed day-to-day control of the organization.

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