ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ill after assassin ‘poisons’ food: Report

Meals prepared for Baghdadi and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in Nineveh's Be'aaj district, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.

By: IANS | Baghdad | Updated: October 4, 2016 2:29 pm
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The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group ringleader  was reportedly seriously ill after having his food poisoned by an assassin, a media report said.

Meals prepared for Baghdadi and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in Nineveh’s Be’aaj district, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.

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It quoted an Iraqi news agency as saying that four militants, including Baghdadi, were suffering from “severe poisoning” and “have been transferred to an unknown location under strict measures”.

The IS terror group has reportedly launched a campaign of arrests to track down those responsible for poisoning the food.

The identities of the three other commanders is unknown.

Baghdadi is credited with transforming the breakaway al-Qaeda group and turning it into the independent IS group that is arguably the most powerful and wealthiest jihadi organisation in the world.

Al-Baghdadi’s movements are known only by his inner circle, and the Caliph, as he is known to his followers, is constantly on the move, changing locations in Iraq and Syria to avoid airstrikes.

Under the leadership of Baghdadi, the group spearheaded a militant offensive that expanded into Syria in 2013 and overran much of Iraq’s Arab heartland.

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Baghdadi has been wounded multiple times in air strikes and been reported dead, but has re-surfaced each time.

Earlier this year, there were reports he had been killed by US-led coalition air strikes, but they turned out to be inaccurate, the Daily Mail reported.

Baghdadi — whose real name is Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim — is thought to have been born in Samarra, north of Baghdad, in 1971.

In October 2011, the US officially designated Baghdadi as “terrorist” and offered a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture or death.

Under Baghdadi’s leadership, IS militants have shocked the world with their sadistic beheadings of captured foreign journalists and civilians.

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    KaiserSose
    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm
    Probably a simple case of food poisoning: living conditions are pretty bad around him. Three people got sick. Embarring to have to admit to poor living conditions, as they reflect the damage done.
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      DD
      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:00 am
      stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;.|||lt;br/gt;insha allah..lt;br/gt;...lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai..lt;br/gt;aameen..
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        DD
        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:01 am
        please use a stronger poison next time..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;keep up the good work..
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          Neel Gupta
          Oct 4, 2016 at 10:36 am
          al-Baghdadi was bombed(by airstrike) ...he lived !lt;br/gt;al-Baghdadi was poisoned ...he lived !lt;br/gt;...would be interesting to see him live through a Lightning strike next !
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            stranger
            Oct 4, 2016 at 5:58 am
            caliph has been historically very very compeive post with lots of bloods drawn to get. so nothing surprising.
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              reddy r
              Oct 4, 2016 at 7:14 am
              I hope this son of b@@@h dies, so many innocent people died because him.
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                Suresh Shukla
                Oct 4, 2016 at 6:06 am
                So, they must have taken great risk to be able to poison this guy but couldn't get a strong enough poison to kill him instantly? What kind of ins are these???
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                  subodh kumar
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 8:22 am
                  What is your opinion?By the pressure international community, Terrorist are understanding they will be not lasting with Ring master of terrorist.
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                    vijayhemas
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:04 am
                    Inshah allah, this tyrant is going to die, otherwise he would have made ur religion totally out of this globe.
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                      Augustus
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:18 am
                      At last this bast.ard is going to h.ell
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                        Daisy boy
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 10:37 am
                        When he, dies, the world would be a safer place indeed. however the followin news exposes lies and fraud of the USA. lt;br/gt;The Pentagon gave a controversial U.K. PR firm $540million to make fake extremist videos in Iraq, revealed the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.According to the RT news reports, PR firm Bell Pottinger worked with the Pentagon to make the propaa in a secretive operation. Bell Pottinger’s former chairman Lord Tim Bell confirmed to The Sunday Times that his firm had worked on the “covert” military operation “covered by various secrecy agreements” and Pottinger reported to the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Council on its work in Iraq, he stated.
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