Kill on Baghdadi's heir apparent confirmed now too

Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2019

But that's exactly what a military dog did in the U.S. raid against Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - arguably one of the world's most wanted men - who died in the raid.

Speaking after the Al-Baghdadi 's death on Sunday, Mr Trump said: "He died after diving into a dead-end tunnel - whimpering and crying and screaming all the way", said Mr Trump.

US forces fired missiles, bombs and guns to blow up the compound as they left and disposed of Baghdadi's mangled body at sea, officials said.

In 2011, Bin Laden's body was taken to the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, a USA aircraft carrier in the North Arabian Sea, according to officials. "Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!"

Baghdadi also apparently killed three of his own children in the escape tunnel he was using.

Al-Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri in 1971 in the Iraqi city of Samarra.

"It's classified, we're protecting the dog's identity", said General Milley.

"Fighting terrorism, by any country, is a justified action, but according to the confessions of American authorities, Daesh terrorist group was formed by the USA itself", Mehr quoted Vaezi as saying.

The heightened security also comes as Kurdish forces said they are continuing operations to hunt down IS leaders in Syria.

Russian reactions to the USA announcement on killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were varied.

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, told reporters earlier on Monday that the animal "performed a tremendous service" in the Saturday night raid.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim they played a key role in tracking down Baghdadi to a compound in northern Syria where he was reportedly planning his escape over the nearby border into Turkey.

He is known within jihadi circles as Abdallah Qardash, but the United States government identifies him as Amir Muhammad Sa'id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla and is thought to have known Baghdadi for at least 15 years. "Remember that, I've always said that".

Trump himself wouldn't say how he knew about al-Baghdadi's tears Sunday.

Since the operation, world leaders and regional analysts have warned that even with al-Baghdadi's death, ISIL would remain a threat worldwide. "Keep the oil", Trump said. Baghdadi is the most senior terrorist leader killed or captured since Osama bin Laden's death in a raid in Pakistan back in 2011.

Trump gave a dramatic account of the raid, variously saying there was one dog and multiple canines involved in the raid.