Isis Leader Dies in Overnight Raid Led by U.S. Forces

President Calls Him 'World's Most Wanted Man'

AP News
October 27, 2019 - 10:17 am

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WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Donald Trump says an on-site DNA confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military raid in Syria.

Trump is sharing extensive details from the mission during a televised address from the White House on Sunday.

He says debris from the tunnel where Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up in using an explosive vest made it difficult to get to his body.

But Trump says Americans were able to move the debris and confirm al-Baghdadi's identity.

Trump says those involved in the raid "brought body parts" back with them, even though there "wasn't much left" of al-Baghdadi's body.

He says "they have his DNA. More of it than they want."