US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group has “died like a dog”. Al-Baghdadi was killed in a US military raid in Syria on Saturday night.
“Last night, the US brought the world’s number one terrorist to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,” Trump said in his special address from the White House.
Al-Baghdadi died after “running into a dead-end tunnel” and was “whimpering” and “crying all the way,” Trump remarked. Trump also said that three of his young children were brought with him into the tunnel before he detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and the three children.
According to Trump, al-Baghdadi spent his last moments in utter fear.