US air strikes destroy Leaders Isis Convoy

US air strikes destroyed a moving, 10-vehicle Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, officials said, but it was unclear whether the groupโ€™s top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was present at the time.

Earlier, the al-Hadath station, which is part of Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, reported that US-led strikes had targeted a gathering of Isis leaders in Iraq, possibly including al-Baghdadi.

Two witnesses told Reuters an air strike had targeted a house where senior Isis officers were meeting, near the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, and said Isis fighters had cleared a hospital so that their wounded could be treated, using loudspeakers to urge residents to donate blood.

Residents said there were unconfirmed reports that Isisโ€™s local leader in the western Iraqi province of Anbar and his deputy were killed.

An Isis supporter contacted by Reuters said the strike hit a local market, killing at least eight people.