• 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


    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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