Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is dead "(Donald Trump)
The president pointed out that Al Baghdadi was immolated with an explosive vest during the military assault on a residential complex, in which between 50 and 70 members of the Delta Force and the Rangers of the United States Army participated.
The operation also involved six combat helicopters that departed from Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.RELATED
The US soldiers successfully identified the face of Al Baghdadi, which was not hit by the explosion of the vest, according to US military sources.
To finish verifying the identity of the jihadist leader, DNA tests will be used, the results of which will be known within 24 hours.
The operation did not cause casualties among the US ranks, sources from the US Department of Defense confirmed, also to Fox News.
The death of al Bagdhadi was anticipated by the commander of the Democratic Syrian Forces (FSD), Mazlum Abdi, who said that militiamen had managed to "end" the leader of the Islamic State.
"For five months there has been an intelligence work on the ground, an exhaustive search until through a joint operation they managed to end the terrorist Al Bagdadi," he said through Twitter.
On the other hand, Trump confirmed that they have identified "the successor" of the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: "It is already in our systems." In addition, he said they found the future plans of the organization.