US President Donald Trump says US may release parts of Baghdadi raid video

By: |
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 8:24 PM

Trump on Sunday described in vivid detail the raid on Baghdadi's compound, saying the elusive Islamic State leader had detonated a suicide vest to kill himself as U.S. forces closed in on him.

Donald Trump, US, chinaUS President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he may declassify and release part of the video taken on Saturday of the raid in Syria in which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed. The video is believed to include aerial footage and possibly footage from cameras mounted on the soldiers who stormed Baghdadi’s compound.

“We’re thinking about it. We may,” Trump told reporters before flying to Chicago. “We may take certain parts of it and release it.” The video would need to be scrubbed to make sure no parts of it reveal tactical methods used by U.S. forces, a U.S. official said.

Trump on Sunday described in vivid detail the raid on Baghdadi’s compound, saying the elusive Islamic State leader had detonated a suicide vest to kill himself as U.S. forces closed in on him.

A DNA test conducted on site confirmed that Baghdadi had been killed, Trump said. Russia, which supports the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, offered guarded praise for the killing of Baghdadi, but world leaders said that the fight against the militant group was not over yet.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Hagia Sophia: Pope Francis ‘very pained’ by decision to turn Istanbul’s museum into mosque
2UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong
3Nearly 600,000 Hong Kong citizens cast ‘protest’ vote against new security laws imposed by China