(October 29, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s replacement has also been killed by U.S. troops.
“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops,” tweeted Trump. “Most likely would have taken the top spot. Now he is also Dead!”
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
Trump did not give the name of the person killed or any further details.
Al-Baghdadi led ISIS from 2010 until his death on Saturday, when U.S. forces raided his compound in Syria, leading to the capture of ISIS members along with the death of al-Baghdadi and three of his children after he apparently activated his suicide vest.
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