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Al-Baghdadi killed in US raid, confirms Trump

Al-Baghdadi killed in US raid, confirms Trump

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Oct 27, 2019 - 19:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Daesh, or Islamic State (IS), leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi has been killed in a military operation Syria, US President Donald Trump has confirmed.

Last night, Trump announced at the White House that IS leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi was killed in northwestern Idlib province.

Trump said the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) died after running into a dead-end tunnel in the village of Barisha.

The militant leader ignited an explosive vest during the raid, killing himself along with three of his children.

In an address to the nation, Trump described a nighttime airborne raid by American special operations forces, during which many of his companions were killed.

Al-Baghdadi's 11 other children were "uninjured", Trump said, and were left under the care of an unnamed third party.

The president said that Al-Baghdadi spent his last moments in utter fear and claims that he was "whimpering" and died as "a coward, running and crying".

sa/mud

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