Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, has been killed in a US military operation in Syria, several American media have reported on October 27th, 2019.
Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a raid in northwest Syria on October 26th, 2019. US President Donald Trump approved the secret mission a week before it took place, as per media reports.
The reports came after a cryptic tweet by Trump without divulging any details.
Since 2016, the US State Department has offered a reward of up to $25 million for information or intelligence leading to his capture or death. However, it may be mentioned that this is not the first time that a report claiming his Baghdadi’s death has emerged in the media.
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