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Pentagon Releases Video Showing Raid on al-Baghdadi Compound

HeadlineOct 31, 2019

The Pentagon has released video of the U.S. military assault on a compound in Syria that it says killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and two of his children on Saturday when he blew up his suicide vest in a tunnel. The head of U.S. Central Command, General Frank McKenzie, said Wednesday that al-Baghdadi’s remains were buried at sea and that the U.S. was on alert for retribution attacks. The video does not contain any audio of the assault, casting further doubt on President Trump’s lurid account — made to a national audience on Sunday morning — that Baghdadi died “whimpering, crying and screaming.”

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