Pentagon Releases Video Of Raid That Killed ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi

The compound where ISIS chief Baghdadi was hiding.

The Pentagon on Wednesday released short videos of the US forces’ raid in northwestern Syria that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Baghdadi, 48, died on Sunday after he blew up his suicide vest following the US raid on his compound in Syria’s Idlib province, some four miles from Turkish border.

Releasing a few short videos of the strike, US Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth Mckenzie told reporters at a Pentagon news conference that after the raid, Baghdadi’s compound looks “pretty much like a parking lot with large potholes.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.