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ISIS Leader Killed? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Fate Unknown

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A frame from video released by the Islamic State (IS) purportedly shows the self-proclaimed Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, giving a speech in an unknown location. (EPA/Landov)

By    |   Monday, 10 Nov 2014 06:03 AM

An aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike near the city of Falluja, Iraqi state television reported on Monday, but contradictory reports have emerged over the militant leader's own fate.

Reuters reported state television as identifying the aide as Abu Huthaifa al-Yamani. It did not say when the strike took place or give further details.

There is confusion about what happened to al-Baghdadi after U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group in at least two locations in Iraq on Friday.

Maj. Curtis Kellogg, spokesman at the U.S. military's Central Command, said it had no information to corroborate media reports that Baghdadi was wounded in any strike on the city of Mosul in the north and al-Qaim to the west.

The strikes could have killed or wounded some of his aides, who Iraqi officials said were in gatherings targeted by the strikes.

Falluja is an Islamic State stronghold to the west of Baghdad.

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An aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike near the city of Falluja, Iraqi state television reported on Monday, but contradictory reports have emerged over the militant leader's own fate.
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