The ISIS Chief Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi might have been killed a few hours ago by the US forces and the US President Donald Trump is going to address a press conference a few hours from now.
The dreaded ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is killed in a raid conducted by the US military in northwest Syria on Saturday.
The US defense official told Newsweek said it appears that Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest during the raid. The CIA assisted in locating the ISIS leader but Bagdhdadi blew himself up instead of allowing to be caught.
At this moment DNA testing was going on along with bio-metric to reconfirm the identity of Baghdadi.
US President Donald Trump has hinted that in his latest tweet as it has been confirmed in the official source that the United States has carried out an operation targeting ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
But the official source did not yet confirm where it was successful or not. The Pentagon also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley announced late on Saturday that Trump would make a “major statement” at 9 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) on Sunday. Gidley gave no further details.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that Baghdadi was killed. The operations by U.S. Special Forces focused on the northern province of Idlib, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing the incident. Newsweek reported that al-Baghdadi was killed in the operation, pending further verification.