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.