The US has killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

The US to hold press conference

The US to hold press conference
A cryptic tweet from the President along with reports that the US will make a major announcement at 9 am ET set of a frenzy of speculation.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russian media are reporting that Trump approved an operation targeting him today in Idlib, Syria. Newsweek also reports that Trump approved the operation nearly a week before it took place.

The announcement is said to be pending a positive identification of the body.

Members of a team from the Joint Special Operations Command carried out Saturday's high-level operation after receiving actionable intelligence, according to sources familiar with the operation. The location raided by special operations troops had been under surveillance for some time.
The group has been terrorizing the Middle East and elsewhere in the world since rising in Iraq in 2013.

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