• U.S. releases video of Syria raid that killed al-Baghdadi; IS leader killed himself, officials say

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    WASHINGTON -

    Senior officials at the Department of Defense released photographs and video from the Syrian raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

    "This was a true inter-agency effort, so I commend our partners across the U.S. government," Gen. Frank McKenzie said at a news conference late Wednesday afternoon.

    McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said that when al-Baghdadi's capture at the hands of U.S. forces was imminent, the ISIS leader detonated a bomb, killing himself and two young children.

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