ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi poisoned during a lunch feast: Media reports

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  1. ezsasa

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    DUBAI: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and three of his top aides were seriously ill after being poisoned during a lunchtime feast and have been shifted to an unknown location under strict measures, media reports claimed today.

    Meals prepared for Baghdadi and three other ISIS leaders were allegedly poisoned in Nineveh's Be'aaj district in Iraq, several Arabic-language and Iranian news sites reported.

    Citing a source, Iraqi news agency WAA said the four are suffering from "severe poisoning" and "have been transferred to an unknown location under strict measures."

    After the incident, ISIS militants were conducting several arrests in order to determine who was behind it.

    Baghdadi, who has reportedly been wounded multiple times, carries a USD 10 million bounty on his head.

    News of Baghdadi's poisoning came as Iraqi media claimed some top ISIS commanders were among 16 militants killed when one of the leaders' explosive belt exploded during a meeting.

    "A number of the ISIS members were wearing explosive belts during the meeting, and the explosion took place due to a defect in one of them," Al-Sumaria Iraqi media outlet said.

    ISIS or IS is an al-Qaeda splinter group and it has seized hundreds of square miles in Iraq and Syria.

    Al-Qaeda has distanced itself from the group, chiding it for its lack of teamwork in its aggressive, brutal expansion.

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    Maybe the loops are being closed for the next president.....
     
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    Too much confusion, news of death have been flashed several times in past. How many lives does this guy have?
     
  5. I am otm shank

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    why would they wear suicide belts at a high level meeting? although I'd think it was positive news seems like feel good propaganda
     

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