All you need to know about the U.S raid on ISIS leader Baghdadi

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: October 28, 2019 13:53 IST
All you need to know about the U.S raid on ISIS leader Baghdadi

United States has made killing terrorists of ISIS in Syria a habit. Just a few days back they launched terror pads and heavy bombs on ISIS units from Syria in Iraq. Later, US intelligence officials found out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's location two weeks ago.

On Saturday, military personnel lifted-off in eight helicopters and entered Baghdadi's Syria compound in seconds by blasting through the wall after suppressing a gunfire assault. US forces cleared the compound and after Baghdadi blew himself up, they used a DNA test to confirm identity in 15 minutes.
US President Donald Trump, while speaking about watching the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the White House situation room, said it was "like watching a movie". He further said that the operation started at around 5 pm US time on Saturday. US Special Operations forces had carried out a nighttime raid on a compound in northwestern Syria.
Confirming that there were no US casualties in Baghdadi operation, US President Donald Trump said, "We lost nobody. No US soldier was even hurt." However, Trump added that a military dog injured in the tunnel where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up. "A beautiful dog, a talented dog, injured and brought back," he stated.