Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS terrorist group, was allegedly killed in a raid in northwestern Syria, according to CNN.

CNN quotes high ranking defense officials who say that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a coordinated raid by the U.S. military in northwestern Syria but official confirmation will be issued only after DNA and biometric tests.

Defense officials say that ISIS leader has detonated an explosives vest during the raid. The raid was conducted by special operations commandos and CIA has provided assistance in order to locate the position of the ISIS leader.

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, will make an important announcement on Sunday according to deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley and officials of the Trump administration said that the announcement will be about foreign policy.

The Pentagon has made no official statement on this topic so far.

The leader of the ISIS terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, stayed hidden in the last five years. In April of this year ISIS published a video showing a man that appeared to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was for the first time when the man was seen since July of 2014 when he talked in a mosque in Mosul.

In February of 2018 many U.S. officials said that Baghdadi was wounded during an air strike that took place in May of 2017 and because of the wounds he stepped down as the leader of ISIS for nearly five months.


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