US President Donald Trump on Sunday, 27 October 2019, announced that Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent organisation anywhere in the world.
The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of his administration, Trump noted.
The US Special Operations Forces executed a dangerous and daring night-time raid in North-Western Syria and accomplished their mission in grand style, The US President stated adding the US personnel were incredible and no personnel were lost in the operation whereas a large number of Baghdadi fighters and companions were killed with him. He died on detonating a suicide vest after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. The compound has been cleared with people either surrendering or being shot and killed. Eleven young children were moved out of the house and are uninjured. The only one’s remaining were Baghdadi in the tunnel and he had dragged three of his young children with him. They were led to certain death.