ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a confrontation with United States special forces, President Donald Trump announced Sunday.
"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead," Trump said from the White House. "The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him."
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After being cornered in a tunnel, the Islamic State leader killed himself and three children by detonating a suicide vest. Eleven other children were removed from the house unharmed. No U.S. forces were killed during the operation, but one U.S. military dog was injured by Baghdadi's suicide vest.
Trump thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Syrian Kurds for their help in the mission.