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