Terrorist ?Baghdadi killed in US raid

Terrorist ?Baghdadi killed in US raid

Terrorist ?Baghdadi killed in US raid
October 28
09:31 2019

The legendry ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi much sought after as a global terrorist in a US raid in northwestern Syria was killed in an underground tunnel along with three sons on Sunday morning.

Baghdadi more popular than Osama Bin Laden was sought by 100 countries for terrorist acts by ISIS  in which over 32,000 people were killed and property worth 10 trillion dollars were destroyed in just 10 years .

Baghdadi was both ruthless and highly adept in running a clandestine terrorist organisation. After he took over the leadership in 2010 of what was then-called the Islamic State of Iraq, Baghdadi rebuilt the group into a force that just a few years later took control of vast swathes of Syria and Iraq.

For ISIS and its tens of thousands of followers globally, he was much more than that. Ever since Baghdadi was publicly presented as “caliph” by the group in the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul in July 2014, his followers have held him to be the supreme political and spiritual leader of all Muslims worldwide.

The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq’s conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a “caliphate.

Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across nearly a third of both Syria and Iraq, ended in March with a last stand by several hundred of its militants at a tiny Syrian village on the banks of the Euphrates near the border with Iraq.

The shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had continued releasing messages urging them to keep up the fight.

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive Islamic State commander, died during a US military operation in Syria,

In what the president called a “dangerous and daring” nighttime operation, helicopters inserted a team of American Special Operations troops into a volatile area of northwest Syria, where they began an assault on a terror compound culminating in a retreat by Baghdadi  into an underground hideaway.

There, in a “dead-end tunnel,” Trump said, the militant leader detonated an explosive vest, killing himself and three of who were believed to be his children, of which he reportedly had six.

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