Trump Announces The Death Of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

President Donald Trump responds to a question from a reporter at an event for the signing of two executive orders aimed at greater governmental transparency at the White House October 9, 2019. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
October 27, 2019 9:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is now dead.

“Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice,” Trump said. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”

Trump said U.S. Special Operations Forces had “executed a dangerous and daring night time raid” in northwestern Syria and that “no personnel were lost in the operation.”

Baghdadi and three children died after he detonated a suicide vest, according to the President.

“He died after running into a dead end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Trump said.

Watch Trump below:

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