ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-baghdadi Targeted in Air Strikes that Killed 13 Islamic State Commanders

Recent Iraqi military reports indicate that at least 13 Islamic State commanders were killed in air strikes in western Iraq targeting a house where it was believed ISIS group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was holding a meeting with other militants.

Iraqi military listed those commanders killed in the air strikes carried out by Iraqi Airforce F-16s on Saturday.

In the summer of 2014, Baghdadi became the most wanted high-profile radical Islamist leader in the world when he delivered a sermon in the city of Mosuls main mosque and declared himself the caliph of a new Islamic Caliphate.

Pentagon in December 2016 the stated they believed the ISIS leader was alive and still giving orders through his commanders.

US announced a bounty reward in mid-December for capturing or killing Baghdadi to $25m. The ISIS leader in November of 2014 called on his fighters to carry on with the fight for final assault on Mosul and not to retreat.

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