US particular forces have effectively carried out a leading secret raid to kill ISIS terror boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, it was reported this morning.
Senior Pentagon and Army officials have confirmed to a US magazine that a targeted attack has killed al-Baghdadi – in hiding because final year.
And the Defense Division told the White Home they have “higher self-confidence” that the higher-worth target killed was Baghdadi, Newsweek reports.
CIA spies assisted in tracking the ISIS leader to the Islamist bastion of Idlib in northwest Syria, a senior defense official told CNN.
If confirmed, it would be the most thriving targeted US military strike because the dramatic killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011.
Facts of the apparent strategy – signed off by President Trump final week – came as US military helicopters had been observed close to Idlib.
President Trump tweeted this morning: “Anything extremely large has just occurred!”
The White Home announced later that the president will make a “big statement” on Sunday at 9:00am (1pm GMT).
Rumors of al-Baghdadi’s demise have circulated because the destruction of his so-known as Caliphate in Iraq and Syria final year.
The Iraqi-born cleric had lead the sick terror group in its path of bloody conquest across the area in 2014.
His death could be a big victory for the US – which has been criticised internationally for all of a sudden departing Syria in current weeks.
Trump has personally faced withering criticism from each Republicans and Democrats alike for the withdrawal of US troops.
His selection permitted Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies – and Russia has because swept in to fill the energy vacuum left by the US.
Trump has also been frustrated by the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, which he calls an illegitimate witch hunt.
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