According to multiple news outlets such as Yahoo! and CNN, airstrikes that were conducted on Saturday in the Iraqi town of Al-Qaem may have injured and possibly killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The airstrikes that were led US and Iraq coalitions were said to have killed a number of his senior leaders, but the question still remains on al-Baghdadi.
The Iraq Ministry of Defense along with the Iraqi Prime Minister have yet to make comment on the damage that the strikes caused. A Pentagon spokesperson did however confirm that the airstrikes that were conducted targeted “what was assessed to be a gathering of ISIL leaders” near Mosul. The question is whether or not al-Baghdadi was included in the group of leaders.
ISIS has been reigning terror in the Middle East and has been threatening major cities in the region. The threat of ISIS has been increased over the past few months, which led to the decision by President Obama to send an additional 1,500 troops to help train the Iraqi army in hopes to contain and eliminate the threat of ISIS.
Referenced by CNN.com