US raid kills Islamic State chief al-Baghdadi?
A US military raid in northern Syria targeted Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to foreign media.
The operations by .S Special Forces focused on the northern province of Idlib.
Newsweek reported that al-Baghdadi was killed in the operation, pending further verification.
If the raid was successful, al-Baghdadi would be the highest-ranking terrorist leader killed or captured since Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.
The White House has announced plans for an announcement by President Donald Trump, soon after Trump said on Twitter that “something very big has just happened!”
Soon after the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, the elusive al-Baghdadi appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released by the armed group.
“Your brothers in Sri Lanka have healed the hearts of monotheists [ISIL members] with their suicide bombings, which shook the beds of the crusaders during Easter to avenge your brothers in Baghouz,” he said in that video.