Breaking news on Saturday night as President Trump says something Very Big is about to happen.
Sources tell our own Josh Flippo that American Forces have captured ISIS leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, but Kuwaiti News is reporting that the United States raid killed Baghdadi.
The Following is from TownHall.com
The United States military has conducted a special operations raid targeting one of its most high-value targets, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Newsweek has learned. Donald Trump approved the mission nearly a week before it took place.
Amid reports Saturday of U.S. military helicopters over Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, a senior Pentagon official familiar with the operation and Army official briefed on the matter told Newsweek that Baghdadi was the target of the top-secret operation in the last bastion of the country’s Islamist-dominated opposition, a faction that has clashed with ISIS in recent years. A U.S. Army source briefed on the results of the operation told Newsweek that Baghdadi was killed in the raid. And the Defense Department told the White House they have “high confidence” that the high-value target killed was Baghdadi but further verification is pending.”
The following is from Kuwait News Agency:
#عاجل – United States: Raid targeted ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and led to his death
You can see the tweet here.
President Trump tweeted this about an hour ago:
President Trump will be making a statement in the morning from the White House at 9AM EST.
This is a developing story.