Pentagon releases video, photo of US raid that killed Baghdadi

Pentagon releases video
United States Central Command released a photo of US raid that killed Baghdadi

New Delhi (NVI): The United States Central Command on October 30 released the first clip of last week’s raid conducted by the special forces in which one of the most dreaded terrorists of the world ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed. 

The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Ken McKenzie uploaded the images and video on the social media that shows US forces approaching and demolishing compound where Baghdadi was hiding.    

Declassifying a video, Gen. Ken McKenzie wrote, “Here we see the object of the assault-the compound where Baghdadi was hiding. As I noted earlier, this isolated compound was in Idlib province in Northwest Syria.” 

“At the compound, fighters from two locations in the vicinity of the compound began firing on U.S. aircraft participating in the assault,” Gen. McKenzie added. 

“This operation was exquisitely planned and executed. It demonstrates the United States’ global reach and our unwavering commitment to destroy ISIS,” said Gen. McKenzie. 

The commander also informed that in an assault Baghdadi blew himself up along with two young children using his powerful suicide vest.

“When capture at the hands of U.S. forces was imminent, Baghdadi detonated a bomb killing himself and two young children,” he tweeted. 

He assured that the plan was significantly more complex than that, and designed to avoid detection by ISIS and others prior to and during execution, to avoid civilian casualties. 

Further, he tweeted, “After Baghdadi’s murder-suicide, our assault force cleared significant debris from the tunnel and secured Baghdadi’s remains for DNA identity confirmation.” 

“The rapid analysis showed a direct match between the samples and produced a level of certainty that the remains belonged to Baghdadi of 1 in 104 septillion,” he said. 

“Baghdadi’s remains were buried at sea in accordance with the Law of Armed conflict within 24 hours of his death,” he added.

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