Iraqi Air Force Bombs Convoy That Included ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi – Status Unknown

Iraqi Air Force Bombs Convoy That Included ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi – Status Unknown

There are a whole bunch of us who are really hoping that al-Baghdadi is finally going to take a dirt nap. But I wouldn’t count on it. From what I hear, it was others who were killed in the strike. He’s the notorious head of ISIS and taking him out would be wonderful. However, I’m practical. If he is eliminated, another will fill his place. This is why it is important to take the fight to ISIS and wipe them out once and for all. The Iraqi military a short while ago claimed their air force had hit the convoy that al-Baghdadi was a part of. This was in the western Anbar province and he was on his way to meet with top ISIS leaders in the area.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

From CNN:

Iraq’s military claims its air force struck a convoy in western Anbar province that included ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The fate of al-Baghdadi is unknown, the military statement said.

“The Iraqi airforce carried out a heroic operation by striking al-Baghdadi’s convoy while he on his way to attend a meeting with senior ISIS leaders in Karabelah,” the statement said.

The site of the meeting was also struck and several ISIS leaders were killed and wounded, the statement said.

Claims that al-Baghdadi has been hit in airstrikes have been made twice over the past year. In November, Iraqi officials said he had been wounded in an airstrike. In March, Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the Iraqi air force wounded al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on the Iraqi town of Al-Qaem.

Each time, audio recordings of al-Baghdadi showed up on social media within days after the airstrikes.

He is enemy No. 1 in the fight against ISIS, and this summer, U.S. intelligence officials said they believed al-Baghdadi was in the area of Raqqa, Syria, the de facto capital of the self-declared Islamic State. He was also still in charge of ISIS’ operations, they said.

Taking out al-Baghdadi has been elusive, but his luck won’t hold forever. Other leaders were sent to hell this time, al-Baghdadi once more got a rain check for this dance. Very disappointing. However, a number of high-level ISIS demons will no longer be forwarding the Caliphate. They have a warmer meeting to attend. Karabla is located on the Euphrates river, about three miles from the border with Syria. The statement on the strike did not make clear when it was carried out. This time, a statement was released by the “war media cell,” a structure that provides updates on the fight against Isis and speaks for the interior and defense ministries as well as the paramilitary Popular Mobilization forces. It said the operation was conducted in coordination with Iraq’s interior ministry intelligence services and the joint operation command center that includes military advisers from the US-led coalition. Rest assured, one day we will have a very good day and al-Baghdadi will be sent back to Hades where he belongs… but today wasn’t that day.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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