New Delhi: Debunking worldwide claims that IS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gets ‘killed’ every year, the Pentagon has released videos and photos of the US special forces raid, which resulted in the death of Baghdadi.
The high-walled compound shown in the video is where Baghdadi was holed up in Syria’s Idlib province.
The Pentagon also released video of airstrikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground who opened fire on the helicopters that ferried US forces in for the assault on Baghdadi’s compound in Syria’s Idlib province.
Before and after pictures of the isolated compound were also released.
"…at the compound, fighters from two locations in the vicinity of the compound began firing on U.S. aircraft participating in the assault."
– Gen Frank McKenzie CDR USCENTCOM pic.twitter.com/SkrtHNDs7w
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 30, 2019