WASHINGTON: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi the leader of the world’s largest terrorist group the Islamic State (IS) is dead.
President Trump announced this news at the White House and said, ” it brought the worlds’ number one terrorist leader to justice”.
President Trump also went on to say “Baghdadi was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone, he died like a dog, he died like a coward”.
Trump also said that the IS leader detonated a suicide vest during the raid in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. Dozens of terrorists that were present were also killed in the raid. There was no casualty on the US side and the operation was highly successful.
The Islamic State is also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Daesh. It was involved in numerous terrorist activities and crimes against humanity, with many radicalized into Islamic fundamentalism.
Trump said the death of al-Baghdadi shows the United States will continue pursuing other terrorist leaders and that none should rest easy. “These savage monsters will not escape their fate,” he said and that the “losers” who worked for al-Baghdadi had “no idea what they were getting into.”
(Parts are taken from Associated Press writers Zeina Karam in Beirut, Qassim Abdul-Zahra in Baghdad, Zeynep Bilginsoy in Istanbul, picture credit Fox News)