Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘wounded in air strike in Iraq’

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), is no longer in operational control of the organisation after being wounded in an airstrike, it was reported today.

Baghdadi, who is the self-described ‘caliph’ or spiritual leader of Isil, was seriously hurt in a strike in a village in western Iraq on March 18, according to The Guardian.

The newspaper said that his wounds were at first thought to be so serious that he might die, and that while he had since staged a gradual recovery, he was not at present involved in the direct day-to-day control of the terror group.

  • Barrington Minge

    He’s recovering…what a pity. Anyway, I hope it really hurts.

  • winniec

    It’s a matter of time before these idiots do themselves in. There will be internal squabbles that will be ‘solved’ by leaders killing other leaders. Incompetent and unprepared followers will take their spots and poor decisions will bring disaster after disaster. As internal dissension grows, they’ll kill more and more deserters, further destroying morale. The troops will become more and more reckless or rebellious as they lose all their friends needlessly.

    Abu Bakr was almost crippled in a previous wounding. He will be in a fragile condition from here on. His own people will turn on him. Someone will assassinate him and seize control. Normative Islamic method. Mohammed was assassinated by Abu Bakr and Omar. Omar then assassinated Abu Bakr. Omar was later assassinated as well. Normative Islam, rather than an aberration.

    The greatest kill-off of ISIS is yet to come as the temperatures climb and they die en masse from drinking polluted water.

  • The Grand Dyke of Queen’s Park may fly him to Ontario for treatment.

  • truthdareisay

    Better luck next time…