Islamic State’s caliph al-Baghdadi said to be severely injured, flees to Syria

al-Baghdadi2If this turns out to be true, it will be a severe setback for the nascent caliphate — but with the Islamic State’s hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against it, surely not an unexpected one. Succession in the historical caliphates was often a haphazard and violent affair, and almost certainly will be in this case, if al-Baghdadi dies and his Islamic State holds together at all.

“Iraqi Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Severely Injured and Flees to Syria,'” by Vasudevan Sridharan, International Business Times, July 5, 2014:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Sunni militant outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), is said to have been severely injured in the raging battle forcing him to flee to neighbouring Syria.

According to a report in the Iraqi news network Al Sumaria, the insurgent leader was injured during a raid led by Iraq’s Shiite-led security forces in the west of Anbar.

“The Iraqi security forces carried out an operation in the city of Qaim on the border with Syria based on accurate intelligence and with the help of the Air Force where the leader of ISIL, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was seriously injured,” said Haidar al-Shara, a representative of the international parliament in Iraq.

However, the report has so far not been independently verified. If confirmed, it will be a severe blow to the militant group which has been marching on several Iraqi cities.

The Iraqi official said: “After being hit, al-Baghdadi, with a range of elements of his organisation fled into Syrian territory because of its proximity to Qaim,” adding: “al-Baghdadi might be killed as a result of the severity of his injuries.”…

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  1. Ray Lanfear says

    As long as we allow the muslim brotherhood, in our towns, cities and government the situation will not improve one bit. Just google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” for their real intent to destroy America from within. (written 20 years ago, and they are succeeding folks). Just look at the progress 2400 Mosques and climbing, using our 1st amendment to protect themselves, infiltrated our schools, universities and even the White House. They simply will not adapt to our culture, but rather want to force Islam and Sharia law upon all of us. They must be stopped.

  2. Wake Up says

    Hate to bring bad news, but what happens when this “Beast” recovers from this “deadly wound”?

    Why does it seem that no one can see the danger of this situation? Does this not sound seriously like end times prophesy?

    A one world government and religion of which all must worship etc etc?

    Has anyone heard of Walid Shoebat? He was a muslim who read the Bible and discovered the “good guy” of the Quran was the “bad guy” of the Bible.

    The 12th Caliphate that Baghadi proclaims to be is supposed to be the guy who delivers Islam throughout the world. Enter one world government and religion.

    Don’t mock. Repent and pray for your salvation for the end of days is upon us!

    • Angemon says

      No offense Wake Up, but are you sure you’re not mixing things up? Al-Baghdadi is sunni and the 12th imam is a shia concept.

    • John C. Barile says

      Many here are familiar with Walid Shoebat. And many have also read Joel Richardson’s book, The Islamic AntiChrist. There are Christians here of every denomination who are keen to understand the signs of the times.