US military releases Baghdadi raid video. Watch
Bhubaneswar: The US has released its first images and video of commando operation in Syria in which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.
The video showed the deadly special military operation to destroy Baghdadi’s hideout on Saturday.
In the video shared by the US Central Command on Twitter showed that the troops moving towards the compound where Baghdadi was hiding.
“…at the compound, fighters from two locations in the vicinity of the compound began firing on U.S. aircraft participating in the assault.”
– Gen Frank McKenzie CDR USCENTCOM pic.twitter.com/SkrtHNDs7w
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 30, 2019
Baghdadi, who had declared himself as ‘caliph’ of all Muslims, fled into a tunnel and killed himself by blowing up his powerful suicide vest, fearing capture. His two young children, who were with him in the tunnel, were also killed in the blast.