The US-led international anti-terrorist coalition is not yet confirmed recent media reports that an air strike wounded the leader of the extremist group “Islamic State” (ISIS, prohibited in Russia), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “MK” has decided to remember how many times it was reported that al-Baghdadi injured or even eliminated.
The official representative of the international coalition Colonel Chris Garver said that he had seen reports of the wounded al-Baghdadi, but so far can not confirm their validity, according to Reuters.
Earlier, Iraqi channel Al-Sumariya TV, citing local sources in the Iraqi province of Nineveh reported that al-Baghdadi and several leaders of the “Islamic State” were wounded during the air strike near one of the headquarters of the terrorist group near the border with Syria.
According to the Iraqi source, the international coalition aircraft on Thursday bombed the area where the base members of the ISIS in the border area between Iraq and Syria, 65 km West of Nineveh. According to this source, this air attack was based on accurate intelligence information that identified an airstrike it is for this place. Here, if you believe the message, and arrived al-Baghdadi and other leaders of ISIL from Syria in the convoy of vehicles.
As reported by CNN, a representative of the U.S. Department of defense, al-Baghdadi very careful about his personal security. He rarely appears among his supporters, most of whom never saw him in person.
It is known that the U.S. State Department offered a reward of up to $10 million for information that will help catch or liquidate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself “Caliph” on his group occupied the territories of Iraq and Syria.
Previously it was repeatedly reported unconfirmed information about the injury and even the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
It was reported that the leader of the “Islamic state” was seriously injured on 18 March 2015 in an airstrike that killed three people near al-Baghdadi. After that there were reports that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was treated for spinal injuries. In may last year on the Internet by jihadists was posted with an audio recording of a voice alleged to have al-Baghdadi is apparently to confirm that he is alive.
Even earlier, in November 2014, the Iraqi authorities reported that al-Baghdadi was wounded in air strikes on ISIS convoy near Mosul. Then it was destroyed about ten cars, in which there was thought to be the leaders of the militants. But after a while the group “Islamic state” released a recording of al-Baghdadi, made, apparently, after the above mentioned attacks.
In October last year were also reported airstrike in Iraq’s Anbar province on the convoy, which could be al-Baghdadi. In December 2015 the Iranian media even reported that the wounded al-Baghdadi was allegedly transferred to his supporters controlled Libyan city of Sirte.
– Indeed, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – an iconic, emblematic figure in the ISIS – says “MK” senior researcher, Institute of Oriental studies Boris Dolgov. It is a bright leader, an expert on the Koran. But with the military-political point of view, it is unlikely that his elimination would lead to drastic changes in LIH and around it and will give a new impetus in the fight against this terrorist group. There are other figures in the leadership, and in the case of the elimination of al-Baghdadi will have a new leader. Of course, in this way, there will be some instability within the leadership of the ISIS, which, however, will not lead to destabilizatsii activities group, which in this case will be to continue their expansion, spreading its influence and activities in Libya, even in Tunisia, to Central Asia, to Europe as a potential field of…Related posts: