ISIS Leader Baghdadi Believed Dead After US Special Ops Raid

ISIS Leader Baghdadi Believed Dead After US Special Ops Raid

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This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have detonated his own suicide vest.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive head of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was the target of a U.S. special operations forces raid in Syria on Saturday, Defense One has learned. 

Baghdadi is presumed to be dead after detonating his own suicide vest, Defense One has been told, but confirmation is still pending. 

Related: Where is Baghdadi? (March 2019) 
Related: Why Baghdadi Risked a Video Appearance (May 2019)

“Something very big has just happened!” President Donald Trump tweeted at 9:23 p.m. ET on Saturday, without providing details. The White House has scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m. on Sunday. 


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