Leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead

US Defense sources are reporting that US Special Operations forces entered a compound in northern Syria where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was located, he then detonated a suicide vest killing himself.

The compound was located near the Turkish border in northwest Syria’s Idlib Province, a known terrorist stronghold that has served as a home to groups linked to al-Qaeda. Al-Baghdadi had long been suspected to be hiding in the Idlib Province.

Mazloum Adbi, General Commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted crediting “joint intelligence work with the United States of America.”

The Turkish Defense Ministry also tweeted Sunday that it “exchanged and coordinated information” with U.S. Special Forces ahead of an attack reportedly aimed at Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic State.


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