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Media report death of ISIS leader, White House prepares statement

Source : 112 Ukraine

For the official confirmation of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death DNA and biometric testing are needed
15:20, 27 October 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Al Jazeera

U.S. military held a special operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, in which the most high-value targets, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) could have been killed. Newsweek reported that citing a senior Pentagon official familiar with the operation. 

American President Donald Trump approved mission almost a week before the operation. 

A U.S. Army official briefed on the results of the operation told Newsweek that Baghdadi was killed in the raid, and the Defense Department told the White House they have "high confidence" that the high-value target killed was Baghdadi, but further verification is pending DNA and biometric testing. 

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According to the Pentagon member, when U.S. militaries came into the territory where Baghdadi seemed to be, Baghdadi then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. As the result of the incident, two women who possibly were the wives of the ISIS leaders died.

Donald Trump twitted about this on his page. 

The White House prepares "an important statement" relating to this event. 

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