Iraq’s Air Force has struck the convoy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but his fate is unknown, says a military statement cited by Reuters.
“Iraqi air forces have bombed the convoy of the terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while he was heading to Karabla to attend a meeting with Daesh [ISIS] commanders,” the statement read.
The military gave no information about the fate of the terrorist leader.
Hospital sources and local residents have told Reuters that ISIS leaders were killed in the airstrike, but that al-Baghdadi wasn’t among them.
The convoy was attacked on Sunday in western Anbar province, at a location not far from the Syrian border, where Baghdadi was known to be meeting Islamic State commanders.
“The location of the meeting was also bombed and many of the group’s leaders were killed and wounded. The fate of the murderer al-Baghdadi is unknown and he was carried away by a vehicle. His health condition is still unclear,” the military said, according to Reuters.