Iraq’s Air Force have reportedly hit a military convoy carrying the leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq.
A military statement claimed the strike had taken purportedly place in the Iraqi province of Anbar but admitted it was unclear if al-Baghdadi had been killed.
It is thought Iraqi jets targeted the convoy as it was travelling close to the Syrian border in Western Anbar today.
The fate of the militant leader, who has declared himself the leader of a Caliphate in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria, is still unknown, the statement said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told that Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike in Iraq’s northwestern town of al-Qa’im along the border with Syria