SYRIA – ISIS target believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is killed in Syria: sources

Fox News |Dom Calicchio | Oct. 26, 2019


The Islamic State group leader who reportedly had a $25 million bounty on his head is believed to have been killed in Syria.

A “high value ISIS target” — believed to be Islamic State mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — was killed by U.S.-led forces in Idlib, a well-placed military source told Fox News on Saturday night.

A senior Trump administration official later confirmed the source’s account.

At 9:23 p.m. Saturday, President Trump posted a Twitter message hinting at “very big” news.

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Soon after, the White House issued a statement that major news would be announced there at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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