The world’s number one terrorist is dead.
ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, took his own life as U.S. Special Operations forces closed in on the cowardly terrorist in a massive raid that took place in a compound in northern Syria.
In an address to the nation on Sunday, President Trump said that planning for the raid on al-Baghdadi’s compound began two weeks ago when the U.S. gained unspecified intelligence on al-Baghdadi’s whereabouts.
Trump told the media, “He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming,” Trump said. “The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, panic, and dread – terrified of the American Forces bearing down,” and he died “like a dog.”
Fox News – Unlike the raid in Pakistan in 2011 that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, which was carried out by a small team of U.S. Navy Seals, the raid on al-Baghdadi’s compound was a relatively large assault by U.S. forces with a reported eight military helicopters landing in the Barisha area north of Idlib city — a few kilometers from the Turkish border.
The president described watching the raid while it was underway “as though you were watching a movie.”
Trump said U.S. forces breached the walls of the compound since the doors and other entryways were booby-trapped with explosives. Once inside the compound, the U.S. troops chased al-Baghdadi, along with three of the terrorist group leader’s children, into a “dead-end tunnel.”
Once inside the tunnel, al-Baghdadi set off a suicide vest he was wearing, immediately killing himself and his children, while also partially collapsing the tunnel. Trump said U.S. military dogs chased the terrorist into the tunnel and it was reported that at least one of the dogs was injured during the raid.
The Gateway Pundit revealed that James Winnefeld, a Navy Admiral who served as Barack Obama’s Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning and said he was worried about Trump’s “piling on” humiliation of ISIS and Baghdadi.
“If you look back at the bin Laden raid, we treated his body with respect that is due under Islam,” he said.
Admiral James Winnefeld tells @margbrennan that he's worried about Trump's "piling on" by describing al-Baghdadi as a "dog." Says it sends a signal to followers "that could cause them to lash out possibly more harshly in the wake." pic.twitter.com/L6y7a17bm0
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) October 27, 2019
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