Now al-Baghdadi is supposed to have been killed in the airstrike that the Pentagon denies even injured him. This is very strange: it would be a major success for the airstrikes if al-Baghdadi were wounded or killed in one, so why the denial if it happened? And if it didn’t happen, where are these stories of his injury and death coming from?
“ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead says Radio Iran,” IndiaToday, April 27, 2015 (thanks to RF):
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has according to Radio Iran died after suffering serious injuries in an air strike in western Iraq.
Media reports on April 21 said Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March.
Baghdadi’s injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, said media reports.
In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to USD 10 million for information leading to his capture or death.
Baghdadi, who is known to his supporters as Amir al-Mu’minin or Caliph Ibrahim, lead the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) an Islamic extremist group in western Iraq, Libya, northeast Nigeria and Syria self-styled as the ‘Islamic State’.