ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘DEAD following setting off his personal suicide vest’ throughout a US Unique Ops raid on his Syrian lair following a 5-year manhunt
- Donald Trump plans to make a ‘major statement’ at the White Home at 9am
- ISIS target believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed by U.S.-led forces in Idlib, Syria
- Trump recommended one thing was afoot on Saturday evening when he tweeted devoid of explanation, ‘Something quite massive has just occurred!’
- The CIA reportedly assisted in the locating of the terror chief
- Early reports suggests Baghdadi may perhaps have detonated his suicide vest in the raid
The leader of the Islamic State militant network is believed to be dead following becoming targeted by a US military raid in Syria.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is believed to have detonated his personal suicide vest throughout the targeted attack on his lair in Syria’s Idlib province.
A US official stated confirmation that the IS chief was killed in an explosion is pending.
US President Donald Trump teased a key announcement, tweeting devoid of explanation on Saturday evening that ‘Something quite massive has just occurred!’
He is set to make a ‘major statement’ at the White Home at 9am on Sunday (1pm GMT).
Reports emerged late Saturday that al-Baghdadi, the elusive militant who has been the topic of an international manhunt for much more than 5 years, had been killed in Barisha, north of Idlib.
A styill from a video released in April purporting to show Baghdadi, who had not been noticed considering that he spoke at the Grand Mosque in Mosul in 2014.
Trump tweeted devoid of explanation on Saturday, ‘Something quite massive has just occurred!’
Newsweek, citing a U.S. Army official briefed on the outcome of the operation, stated al-Baghdadi had been killed in the raid. The CIA reportedly assisted in the locating of the terror chief.
An audio recording believed to be the voice of Baghdadi was released final month by ISIS’ media wing al-Furqan, and named for members of the group to no cost Muslims held by ‘Crusaders and their Shiite followers.’
Trump cryptically tweeted on Saturday ahead of his White Home announcement on Sunday morning
This followed a video in April purporting to show the leader, who had not been noticed considering that he spoke at the Grand Mosque in Mosul in 2014.
The US had reportedly placed $25 million bounty on the head of the terror leader, who became leader ISIS in 2010.
The reported death of such a higher-worth US target comes amid a hard political backdrop fro Trump, who has been frustrated by the U.S. news media’s heavy concentrate on the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, which he calls an illegitimate witch hunt.
He has also faced withering criticism from each Republicans and Democrats alike for his U.S. troop withdrawal from northeastern Syria, which permitted Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies.
Trump was anticipated to make the statement in the White Home Diplomatic Reception Space, which he has utilised to make a quantity of key announcements.
Just final week he utilised the identical space to announce that a ceasefire involving Turkey and the Kurds had taken hold. (Reporting by Steve Holland Editing by Lincoln Feast)
Reports recommend that al-Baghdadi, the elusive militant who has been the topic of an international manhunt for years, had been killed in Idlib, Syria