The United States may release footage of the military raid that ended with the death of notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Trump said on Monday.
Al-Baghdadi killed himself, along with three children, as U.S. special forces closed in on his location in the Idlib Governorate of Syria. He had been cornered in a tunnel in part by military dogs. Al-Baghdadi used an explosive vest to commit suicide and kill the children.
The terrorist had been in charge of the murderous Islamic organization since 2010 and had a $25 million bounty on his head. The soldiers who cornered him at his compound had been transported there by helicopter, the president said.
In his announcement of Baghdadi’s death, President Trump had said:
“Frankly, I think [the footage of the raid] is something that should be brought out, so that his followers and all of these young kids that want to leave various countries, including the United States — they should see how he died. He didn’t die a hero, he died a coward. Crying, whimpering, screaming, and bringing three kids with him to die.”
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