US airstrikes have hit a convoy of trucks which, officials believe, were carrying some ISIS leaders, US officials tell the AP. Rumors have suggested that the group's top figure, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, may have been among the leaders, the New York Times reports; neither Iraqi nor US officials could confirm that.
Reports on the airstrikes conflict, the Times notes. While a US official confirmed an attack near Mosul "against what was assessed to be a gathering of ISIL leaders," Iraqi officials pointed to an attack on a gathering in Qaim, some 180 miles away. An official at a Mosul morgue reported some 50 bodies of militants arriving following a strike, Reuters reports. (Read more Iraq stories.)