Trump announces ISIS leader is dead (ASL – 10.27.19)
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President Trump addressed the nation this morning, announcing ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.
The US had been searching for al-Baghdadi for years, even prior to Trump’s administration, and capturing or killing him was considered top national security.
Trump called al-Baghdadi a “sick and depraved thug” who died like a “dog and a coward, whimpering and crying the entire time.”
Trump said he got to watch it all happen.
He said dogs chased and trapped al-Baghdadi into a tunnel where he ignited his vest, blowing himself up and three of his young children that he dragged with him.
Officials used on-site test to confirm al-Baghdadi’s identity.
A large number of ISIS fighters were killed as well but eleven children inside the compound were rescued.
No US personnel were lost in the operation but a K-9 dog was injured.
Trump said US troops spent two hours in al-Baghdadi’s compound after the raid collecting highly sensitive information connected to the origins of ISIS and their future plans.
He also thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Syrian-Kurds for their support in the mission.
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