News The president of the United States announced this Sunday
Donald Trump confirms the death of Ab Bakr Al Baghdadi, ISIS leader
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced this Sunday that the leader of the jihadist organization Islamic State, Ab Bakr Al Baghdadi, has died during an operation executed on Saturday by the special forces of the US Army in the Syrian town of Barisha, in the province of Idlib, near the border with Turkey.RELATED
"Ab Bakr Al Baghdadi is dead," said the US president. "Last night the US did justice with the world's number one terrorist," Trump said before detailing that "he died like a dog, like a coward: gimi, cry and cry."
Al Baghdadi was immolated with an explosive vest during the assault, executed jointly by between 50 and 70 troops of the Delta Force and the Rangers of the United States Army, against the residential complex in which he was located, less than five kilometers from The border with Turkey. In the explosion, in addition, three children died that the terrorist took with him.
The operation also involved six combat helicopters that departed from Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
US operatives successfully identified the face of Al Baghdadi, which was not hit by the blast of the vest, according to US military sources. To finish verifying the identity of the terrorist leader, DNA tests will be used whose results will be known within 24 hours.
The operation has not left casualties among the US ranks, sources from the US Department of Defense have confirmed in principle, also to Fox News.