ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed dead in military raid in Syria: US official

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Published: October 27, 2019 10:39:37 AM

President Donald Trump teased a major announcement, tweeting Saturday night that "Something very big has just happened!"

ISIS chief killed, ISIS chief Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in syria, US military raid in Syria, Donald Trump, Idlib province, white house, Hogan GidleyThe official said confirmation that the IS chief was killed in an explosion is pending. (File photo: AP)

The leader of the Islamic State militant network is believed dead after being targeted by a US military raid in Syria.
A US official told The Associated Press late Saturday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted in Syria’s Idlib province. The official said confirmation that the IS chief was killed in an explosion is pending. President Donald Trump teased a major announcement, tweeting Saturday night that “Something very big has just happened!”

A White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, would say only that the president would be making a “major statement” at 9 a.m. EDT Sunday.

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