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Islamic State Spokesman Adnani Said Injured In Iraq Air Strike

Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been wounded in an air strike in Iraq's western Anbar Province, Iraq's Joint Operations Command said on January 7.

Adnani, IS's chief propagandist and a possible successor to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, lost "a large amount of blood" in the attack a few days ago before being moved to Mosul, IS's capital in Iraq, it said.

The U.S.-led coalition claims to have killed more than 100 IS fighters around Barwana this week by air strikes aimed at helping the Iraqi Army repel militant offensives near the city of Haditha.

Adnani is a Syrian who was once imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq and has a $5 million price on his head from the U.S. State Department for repeatedly urging lone-wolf attacks on targets in the West like the ones that occurred in Paris last year.

Adnani has been the chief propagandist for the militant group since he declared in June 2014 that it was establishing a modern-day caliphate spanning large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Based on reporting by Reuters and CNN

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