Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said on Monday that the US took two men prisoner during the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwestern Syria.
“Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,” said Trump.
Trump gave a detailed description of the US raid on al-Baghdadi’s compound, which he said he watched live last night. Al-Baghdadi died by detonating a suicide vest, having run into a “dead-end tunnel” being pursued by US troops.