ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Believed to Have Been Killed in a US Military Raid, Sources Say by Ryan Browne and Phil Mattingly – CNN News
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a raid conducted by the US military in northwest Syria on Saturday, according to a senior US defense official and a source with knowledge. The final confirmation is pending while DNA and biometric testing is conducted, both sources tell CNN.
The defense official said it appears that Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest during the raid.
The CIA assisted in locating the ISIS leader, the defense official said.
Newsweek first reported that Baghdadi was believed to have been killed.
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