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Iraqi air force claims hit on IS leader al-Baghdadi

India TV News Desk 11 Oct 2015, 23:51:20 IST
India TV News Desk

Baghdad: Iraq's air force on Sunday said it struck a convoy carrying Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group.

A statement Sunday said "the Iraqi air force carried out a heroic operation targeting the convoy of the criminal terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi" as he made his way to a meeting in the town of Karablah, in Iraq's western Anbar province. The statement says al-Baghdadi's fate and whereabouts are not known.

Officials from the U.S.-led coalition bombing the IS group in Iraq and Syria could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool says the military is still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was in the convoy that was struck.

Iraq has claimed strikes on al-Baghdadi in the past.