Washington DC: The US President, Donald Trump, today, announced that the chief of Islamic State (IS) has been killed in Syria in a risky raid by US Special Forces. According to the US leader the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “like a dog, died like a coward” in a tunnel along with his children.
Donald Trump said, “al-Baghdadi died inside a tunnel with three of his children, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”
The President also thanked Russia, Turkey, and many other countries for indirectly cooperating in intelligence that led to the attack. He said that since his first day at White House he wanted to capture Baghdadi.
Before this major announcement Donald Trump had tweeted that he was going to reveal something very big.
The IS leader was eliminated by the US Special Operation Commandos, yesterday, after conducting a risky operation in northwestern Syria in the Idlib province. The Defence officials said that the final confirmation regarding his death will come only after DNA and biometric test.
Baghdadi carried a bounty of US$ 25 million for information leading to his death or arrest. He had been in hiding for the last five years.
With his death the curtain has finally come down on the dreaded and hated Islamic State or the Caliphate, which was built upon the blood of thousands of innocent lives.
The Islamic State unleashed unspeakable terror and torture in the name of Islam. Minorities including Yazhidis and Christians were hunted down, tortured and killed. Women were made sex slaves and sold off as cattle or put to death after raping and mutilating them.
Surprisingly, people from across the world travelled to Syria to join the sick cause of the Islamic State. Many from India also joined the IS inspired by the Jihad philosophy of Islam. Many foreigners in Europe were also part of this outfit which became a global threat.
The specter of IS still looms across the globe as lone wolves inspired by the IS philosophy of death and torture might attack soft targets and murder innocents anywhere in the world.