Iraqi air strike hit a convoy carrying the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad

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His only public appearance as Islamic State chief occurred in 2014 in a Mosul mosque after he proclaimed a caliphate and he has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. “We’ve seen the Iraqi statement about al-Baghdadi but have no info that confirms it,” was the  military American reaction at the latest news. The strike has reportedly killed a number of ISIS leaders. Fact is that the air force bombed a location where Mr Baghdadi was planning to meet Islamic States commanders. But “fate of murderer al-Baghdadi is unknown and he was carried away by a vehicle. His health condition is still unclear,” a military source  added. On the other part, Islamic State supporters said on Twitter that even if Baghdadi had been killed, his self-proclaimed caliphate straddling large areas of Iraq and Syria would survive.

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