Fresh reports of ISIS leader’s injuries from US-led March air strike

New reports surfaced in Western media Tuesday about the injuries ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi suffered from a US-led coalition air strike in March, claiming he has not resumed the day-to-day management of the organization. Two officials – a western diplomat and an Iraqi adviser – separately confirmed that the strike took place on 18 March in the al-Baaj district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border. There had been two previous reports in November and December of Baghdadi being wounded, though neither was accurate. Baghdad had at least one earlier brush with death when US jets attacked his convoy outside Mosul on Dec. 14. Then, too, he survived.

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