US President Donald Trump has confirmed the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a military operation in Syria’s northwest Idlib province.
Trump said the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) died after running into a dead-end tunnel in the village of Barisha and ignited an explosive vest during the raid, killing himself along with three of his children.
“He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone,” Trump said. “He died like a dog, he died like a coward.”