Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization, is wounded.
The former head of the Iraqi branch of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Baghdadi and his terrorist cell instead broke away and formed their own group,which ultimately became what today is now called ISIS.
The group confirmed in a statement today (Sunday, Nov. 9) that its leader was injured last night in a U.S. attack on a site where the group’s leadership was meeting.
The U.S. military had received accurate intelligence information as to the time and place of the meeting, sources said, enabling pilots to target ISIS leadership.
The radical Islamist terror group has vowed to establish a caliphate (Islam-ruled state) in the Middle East, and then worldwide.
To help facilitate this process, ISIS has made a great effort to recruit numerous people from other countries and continents to join the terror organization, including Europe, Australia and North America.
These recruits are indoctrinated and trained. They are ultimately sent back to their countries of origin to recruit others. They also create their own sleeper cells, forming a comprehensive network of international radical Islamist terror, awaiting orders from Al-Baghdadi.
ISIS has been operating in Gaza for more than a year, and has established bases in the Sinai Peninsula as well. Evidence suggests the group has established a presence in Lebanon as well.Hana Levi Julian