ISIS Has Replaced Leader Al-Baghdadi With Ex-physics Teacher: Reports

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an air strike in western Iraq and has been replaced by a former physics teacher, Abu Alaa Afri, who had been a top deputy to al-Baghdadi, according to reports from Newsweek, the Jerusalem Post and others. The Guardian had previously reported that al-Baghdadi incurred his injury or injuries in a March aerial attack on a three-car convoy. Separately, the Kurdish media network R�daw is reporting that an anti-ISIS group has claimed the assassination of al-Baghdadi's military attache in the Iraqi city Mosul.

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