Daesh* leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, is believed to have died during a US' special military operation against the terrorist in Syria's Idlib on 26 October, after detonating a suicide vest. According to preliminary reports, two of his wives and one guard were also killed.
Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS/ISlamic state) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish security forces have detained at least 10 relatives of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the recently killed leader of the Daesh* terrorist group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Thursday.
Over a week after the US announced that the Daesh* leader was killed as a result of an American military operation, AP has reported that Turkish forces have located and detained a relative of the former terrorist number one.
US President Donald Trump provided a particularly colourful account of Baghdadi’s death, who apparently blew himself up last Saturday in his hide-out in Syria during a nighttime raid by American troops.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) does not have any DNA test data that could confirm the elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh* terrorist group, SVR head Sergey Naryshkin said on Friday.
On 27 October, US President Donald Trump announced that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid executed by US Special Operations Forces in Syria’s Idlib province.
The US president announced the elimination of the Daesh* leader on 27 October, saying that his identity had been confirmed via a DNA test. However, his body was never shown to any authorities and thus no other country could confirm his death. According to reports from Reuters, al-Baghdadi's top aide gave key information that helped track him down.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney learned about the operation to kill Daesh* leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after it was already underway, NBC News reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow has not received official confirmation of the elimination of leader of the Daesh* terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov stated.
On Sunday, Donald Trump confirmed that Daesh* leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a US attack at his hiding place in Syria, adding that he “died like a dog, like a coward”.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US forces in Syria will continue to counter Daesh* operations with its partners and further maintain its existing mission to protect oil fields there from the terror group, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said during a press conference.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United Nations cannot verify the credibility of the United States’ statement announcing the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh* terror group, and believes that such information has to be confirmed by the various authorities on the ground, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a press briefing.
US President Donald Trump told reporters earlier in the day that Americans may be able to watch parts of the weekend raid by US Special Forces on the compound of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which the terrorist leader blew himself up with three of his children to avoid capture.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US special operations troops flew through non-US controlled airspace to conduct the raid on the compound of former Daesh* terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Americans may be able to watch parts of the weekend raid by US Special Forces on the compound of Daesh* terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's, in which Baghdadi blew himself up with three children to avoid capture, US President Donald Trump told reporters.
A day earlier, US President Donald Trump announced having hunted down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh* terrorist organisation in Syria's Idlib and thanked Russia, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey for their assistance in the mission.
On Sunday morning, the US president confirmed earlier reports that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a US raid in Syria, which is, however, still being questioned by other states present in the area.
Just before President Donald Trump’s announcement that US Special Forces had killed the elusive Daesh leader, the TV comedy team who’ve made countless parodies of POTUS added one more to the list when they decided to blast him for the decision to pull troops out of war-torn Syria.
In 2013, American human rights activist Kayla Mueller was captured by Daesh militants in Syria, which was followed up by reports that she was systematically assaulted by the terrorist organisation’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On Sunday, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was over, saying the world’s number one terrorist leader had been killed in a US operation in Syria's Idlib Province. The Russian Defence Ministry said that it possessed no reliable data about this statement and had reasons to question its veracity.
The photo, reminiscent of a 2011 photo of US President Barack Obama’s cabinet during the assassination raid on Osama bin Laden, was published Sunday, sparking accusations of conspiracy on social media.