Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Reuters

The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State (Isis) has said it could not verify a report claiming the terror group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was injured in air strikes.

Citing local sources in Iraq's Nineveh province, news channel Al Sumariya TV claimed that Baghdadi and other IS (Daesh) leaders had been hit yesterday (9 June). The strike was reportedly carried out on one of the IS command headquarters close to the Syrian border.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Chris Garver said he was aware of the reports, but added that he had "nothing to confirm this at this time", according to a Reuters report.