- Donald Trump said in a televised address from the White House that Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by igniting a suicide vest
- Baghdadi had long been a target for U.S. and regional security forces trying to eliminate Islamic State
Also, President Trump on Tuesday announced that the man who was expected to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of ISIS was also killed by American troops.
"Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's number one replacement has been terminated by American troops," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. "Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!"
The worlds most dangerous terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. US President Donald Trump confirmed on Sunday that the chief of the Islamic State, Baghdadi had been killed in US action.
Trump also shared the photo of the dog wounded in the sequence of killing Bagdadi.
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019