Baghdadi raid video released

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The US authorities on Wednesday released the first video from the raid in Syria that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Pentagon also warned that the militant group may attempt to stage a “retribution attack”.

The video showed US special operations forces closing in on the compound and US aircraft firing on the militants nearby. Also, bombs could be seen falling on the site followed by a flash.

The head of US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie said that al-Baghdadi’s remains had been buried at sea. “The team set off from an undisclosed location inside Syria for the one-hour helicopter ride to the compound,” said McKenzie.

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