MOSCOW , Feb. 13 (Press Shia) – Leader of ISIL terrorist organization Abu Bakr Baghdadi was injured in an airstrike in western Iraq, local media reported on Sunday, citing sources in security agencies.

Baghdadi was possibly injured during an airstrike carried out by the Iraqi Air Force in the city of Qaim on February 9, the Alhurra channel reported citing intelligence department of the country’s interior ministry.

According to the media, Baghdadi sustained heavy injuries and was sent to Syria, while several other terrorists were eliminated.

Reports of Baghdadi being injured or killed appeared several times over the past months, but none of them have been confirmed.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia