Daesh leader al-Baghdadi believed dead in US military raid
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  • 12:20 27 October 2019

Daesh leader al-Baghdadi believed dead in US military raid

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a raid conducted by the US military in northwest Syria on Saturday, according to a senior US defense official and a source with knowledge, ONA reports citing CNN.

The final confirmation is pending while DNA and biometric testing is conducted, both sources tell CNN.

One official told that al-Baghdadi is believed to have detonated a suicide vest he was wearing as a U.S. special mission unit carried out a ground raid in Idlib. The building containing al-Baghdadi was leveled by U.S. operators, the official said.

U.S. officials said they're awaiting final confirmation of his death through fingerprinting or other biometric methods.

Faig Mahmudov

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