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Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:55 GMT

Iraqi Official Confirms Baghdadi Injured in Iraqi Airstrike

(MENAFN- Qatar News Agency) Iraq's Air Force struck the convoy of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while he was heading to attend a meeting with the group's top commanders. An Iraqi official confirmed that the strike injured al-Baghdadi.

Al-Baghdadi was "wounded" in the airstrike, while three of his deputies were killed, spokesman for the Joint Special Operations Command Yehya al-Zubaidi told reporters.

Hospital sources and local residents earlier told Reuters that eight senior local Daesh figures were killed in the airstrikes which hit two houses. However, they said al-Baghdadi wasn't among the killed.

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