27 Oct 2019

President Trump announces the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

International Editor

First came a tweet from President Trump – ‘something big has happened’… then in unusually graphic detail – the president announced the death of the extremist Islamic state leader during a US military raid inside Syria.

Mr Trump claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – who had been leading the militant group for five years – had blown himself up wearing a suicide vest, killing three of his children in the process.