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.”
Successful& historical operation due to a joint intelligence work with the United States of America.
— Mazloum Abdî مظلوم عبدي (@MazloumAbdi) October 27, 2019
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.