Trump says IS leader ‘killed in US operation’ in Syria

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, in a major blow to the jihadist group. Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by igniting a suicide vest, Trump said in a televised address from the White House. Test results from the aftermath of the raid had positively identified Baghdadi, he said. “He was a sick and depraved man and now he’s gone,” Trump said. Baghdadi had long been sought by the United States,…

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