Although there were various reports suggesting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in a coalition airstrike, Iraqi officials said Sunday that he was wounded. Iraq’s defense and interior ministries both released statements that al-Baghdadi was wounded in an attack led by Iraqi forces, but they did not elaborate on what types of injuries he sustained. An interior ministry intelligence official confirmed to the AP that al-Baghdadi was hit Saturday during a strike on al-Qaim, a border town in the western province of Anbar. Iraqi officials told The New York Times that a strike on the town hit a meeting of ISIS leaders, killing many—including possibly two regional governors. Pentagon officials did not provide any information on the strike nor confirm whether al-Baghdadi was wounded. Al-Baghdadi is the self-proclaimed leader of ISIS, and the U.S. has placed a $10 million bounty on his head.
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