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The News Minute | November 16, 2014 | 9.50 pm IST Jihadi John, the British national who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists (IS), has been reportedly injured in a US-led air strike in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border on November 8. The IS terrorist is believed to have “narrowly escaped death” when jets bombed a meeting of the group’s leaders the town. According to The Telegraph, a spokesman of the British Foreign Office said it had received reports that the terrorist had been wounded but could not confirm them. The spokesman also said that they did not have the resources in Syria to verify the rumours but it is confirmed that the office had received reports. The masked executioner, with a London accent who carried out beheadings in the videos released by Islamic State, was suspected to be Jihadi John. Read : Jihadi John who executed James Foley is son of Bin Laden’s close lieutenant The Daily Mail reports that a nurse who treated the wounded in a hospital in Deir-ez-Zour, confirmed that one of the names on the injured list was Jalman, saying it was ‘the one who slaughtered the hostages’. The report also says that the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was also been wounded in the attack. It is not clear how seriously the British extremist was hurt.

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