ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Killed in U.S. Special Ops Raid
After previous reports remained vague, a senior Pentagon official and an Army official both confirmed to Newsweek that the operation was successful, and that the man killed was indeed Baghdadi. Official confirmation is currently pending DNA testing.
days, US officials had feared that Islamic State would seek to capitalize on
the upheaval in Syria. But they also saw a potential opportunity, in which
Islamic State leaders might break from more secretive routines to communicate
with operatives, potentially creating a chance for the United States and its
allies to detect them.