Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be dead.
American officials are claiming that ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a US raid that took place in Syria.
Here’s what NBC News reported:
“The world’s most wanted terrorist, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was the target of a deadly U.S.-led raid in northwestern Syria, sources told NBC News early Sunday.
Forensic testing is underway, but officials believe al-Baghdadi is among the dead, the sources said.
A U.S. Special Ops mission targeted the ISIS leader near Barisha, Syria, overnight in a mission that included helicopters, jets and U.S. drones. The U.S. fired from the air and then landed and gathered intelligence, the sources said. Several others were also killed in a convoy.
There were no reports of U.S. casualties.”
On Twitter, US President Donald Trump Tweeted a cryptic message:
“Something very big has just happened!”
Something very big has just happened!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2019
The ISIS leader has been reported dead before, but this appears to be the most definitive instance.
On Twitter, Defense One noted their sources said Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest:
“UPDATE: ISIS leader #Baghdadi is believed to have detonated his own suicide vest, multiple sources confirm to @DefenseOne.”
— Defense One (@DefenseOne) October 27, 2019
Now, the world will wait and see what the US President has to say, with Trump planning to speak at 9:00 am eastern time.
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