Trump confirms death of IS leader Baghdadi

first_imgRussia opened up its airspace for theraid and Kurdish allies gave some helpful information, according to Trump, whowatched the operation unfold with Vice President Mike Pence and others.(Reuters) “Last night the United States broughtthe world’s No. 1 terrorist leader to justice,” Trump added. Under Iraqi-born Baghdadi’s rule,Islamic State – which at one point controlled swathes of Syria and Iraq – wasresponsible for gruesome attacks against religious minorities and fivecontinents in the name of a form of ultra-fanatical Islam.   Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed himself during a daring overnight raid by elite United States (US) special operations forces in Syria, US President Donald Trump said on Sunday. AP photo/Al Furqan/DWcenter_img WASHINGTON – United States (US)President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadikilled himself during a daring overnight raid by elite US special operationsforces in Syria.  Baghdadi died alongside three of hischildren by detonating an explosives-laden vest when he fled US forces into adead-end tunnel during the attack, which took place in the Idlib region innorthwest Syria, Trump said on Sunday. last_img read more

Russell Westbrook pens heartfelt goodbye to OKC after trade to Rockets

first_imgIt was a great run for Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City.After being drafted as the fourth-overall pick in 2008 by the then-Seattle SuperSonics, Westbrook spent his entire career in Oklahoma City after the team moved before his first official year. Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Thunder send star to Rockets for package including Chris Paul Westbrook won the MVP in 2017, averaged a triple-double each of his last two years and made eight All-Star teams.He has good memories with the organization and he penned a heartfelt goodbye on Instagram on Friday. Related News “I can’t even begin to put into words all of the emotions I have right now,” he wrote. “It’s been one heck of a journey Oklahoma! When I came here, I was 18 years old, bright eyed, and completely unaware of all the amazing things that would soon take place.”I grew up in Oklahoma with an amazing bunch of people. The people here are what makes this place so special. From the fans, my coaches, my teammates, the entire Thunder organization, Mr. Bennett, Sam Presti, my friends, and everyone in the entire community. You are all what makes Oklahoma such a beautiful place, and the reason I’ve loved playing here all of this time.”You have supported me through all of the ups and the downs, and stood by me through the good times, and tough times. For that I am eternally grateful to you. I’ve met so many amazing people who have helped shape me into the man that I am today.”I hope I have impacted the Oklahoma community as much as Oklahoma has made an impact on me and my family. I’m leaving Oklahoma with so many friends and so much gratitude. I could never thank you all enough for sticking with me. It’s been a dream and a whirlwind. #WHYNOT.”center_img James Harden on Russell Westbrook trade: ‘It’s going to be a lot of fun this year’ Westbrook was traded by the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in a package for Chris Paul.He rejoins former teammate James Harden in Houston after the two played the 2009 to 2012 seasons together in Oklahoma City.last_img read more