ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi dead in US raid: Donald Trump
Washington : The US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that the ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi had died in a US raid. "Baghdadi is dead after exploding a suicide vest," the US President said during a press conference.
"Last night the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organisation anywhere in the world," US President Donald Trump said.
US President Donald Trump: Last night the United States brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organisation anywhere in the world. pic.twitter.com/k1RoL4HlHX— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2019
Donald Trump confirmed the news after some agencies reported that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed in an operation conducted by the US military in Syria on Saturday. Earlier, Donald Trump had hinted that something 'very big happened.'
“During the raid by the US forces, Baghdadi was seen whimpering and crying and screaming when forces chased him down,” the US President added.
Trump said that the US has been searching for Baghdadi for many years. “Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my administration,” he further stated.
Baghdadi joined Al-Qaeda in Iraq, which merged with other Islamist groups to form the Islamic State of Iraq. He became the group’s leader in 2010 after his predecessor was killed by US forces.
He renamed the group to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, widely known as ISIL or ISIS in 2013 and announced his “caliphate” in 2014.