Was ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi poisoned at lunch?

Updated: Oct 04, 2016, 10:32 IST | Agencies |

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 yesterday

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

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 yesterday. 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.

Iraqi news agency WAA said the four are suffering from “severe poisoning.” After the incident, ISIS militants were conducting arrests to determine who was behind it. Baghdadi, who has reportedly been wounded multiple times, carries a $10 million bounty on his head. News of Baghdadi’s poisoning came as media claimed top ISIS commanders were among 16 militants killed when one of the leaders’ explosive belt exploded during a meeting.

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