According to Iraqiya TV, Interior Ministry sources have confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an air strike carried out by the country's armed forces. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an air strike carried out by the country's armed forces, according to Iraqi state television. An Iraqiya TV News anchor appeared on television saying, "Interior Ministry sources say that the leader of Daesh network, terrorist Ibrahim al-Samaraei, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an air strike on al-Qaim in the Anbar province carried out by air force planes in cooperation with the Al-Suqour Intelligence cell." Contradictory reports had emerged over the fate of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after U.S.-led air strikes against the group in at least two locations in Iraq on Friday. The strikes could have killed or wounded some of his aides, who Iraqi officials said were in gatherings targeted by the strikes.