President Trump has claimed the “number a single replacement” of former IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed by US troops.
“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s quantity a single replacement has been terminated by American troops,” the President tweeted on Tuesday.
“Most probably would have taken the leading spot – Now he is also Dead!”
It comes following the US leader announced the IS leader al-Baghdadi, had been killed by US particular forces in a raid more than the weekend.
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s quantity a single replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most probably would have taken the leading spot – Now he is also Dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
Trump did not name the particular person that US troops have killed. Nonetheless it is beleived he was referring to Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, the “right-hand man” who also served as a spokesman for the terror group.
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Basic Mazloum Abdi announced his death on Sunday, saying he was targeted in a village close to Jaraboul city.
Al-Muhajir was broadly regarded a “number two” to al-Baghdadi and a prospective successor, according to a State Division official who spoke to Fox News.
“He was killed really close to the North East, really close to the Euphrates River … he was killed by US Forces,” the spokesperson stated.
On Sunday, President Trump announced that IS leader al-Baghdadi had been killed in a covert operation by US speical forces “who executed a risky and daring nighttime raid into Northwestern Syria to achieve this mission.”
“No U.S. personnel have been lost in the operation, even though a huge quantity of Baghdadi’s fighters and companions have been killed with him. He died following operating into a dead-finish tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming,” Trump stated.
The President told the planet that the former fearsome leader had “dragged 3 children” into a tunnel with him exactly where he was chased down by dogs ahead of detonating a suicide vest.
“His physique was mutilated by the blast, but test final results gave specific and good identification,” he stated.
– With Megan Palin
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