Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremely violent terrorist group, ISIS, akin to gratuitous and senseless violence and acts of murder, has been top on US wanted list. Perhaps the US has not put as much resources in tracking a despicable terrorist since Bin Laden. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was finally tracked and killed in northwest syria, Trump announced Sunday.
The Hill reported that,
President Trump announced Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a U.S. military raid in northwest Syria.
“Last night, the United States brought the world’s Number One terrorist leader to justice,” Trump said in remarks from the East Room of the White House. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”
Al-Baghdadi’s death represents a significant symbolic victory in the battle against the terror group and marks the end of a years-long effort to track down the elusive ISIS leader, who had been reported killed multiple times in the past.
Trump described the “dangerous and daring” operation in detail, saying Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest after being cornered in a tunnel by U.S. special operations forces with three of his children. Trump said test results gave “totally positive” confirmation that Baghdadi was killed.
CNN went “inside the dramatic US military raid that killed [the] ISIS leader”. Read this article here.