icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Al-Qaeda leader wounded in Iraq

Al-Qaeda leader wounded in Iraq
The Iraqi leader of Al-Qaeda, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been wounded in an armed clash north of Baghdad, according to the country's Interior Ministry. His aide is reported to have been killed in the incident.

Abu Ayyub Al-Masri was injured in clashes near Balad, a major U.S. base about 80 kilometres north of Baghdad.

The U.S. military are yet to confirm the report.