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Pentagon: Here are the Details on the Baghdadi Raid

The mission to capture or kill ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was exquisitely planned and executed, the commander of U.S. Central Command said. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie briefed Pentagon reporters today on the Oct. 26 raid in northwestern Syria that resulted in Baghdadi’s death. Pentagon officials also released videos of the raid. McKenzie said planning for ...

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ISIS Defector Inside Compound Helped Al-Baghdadi Raid, Officials Say

A mole inside Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Syrian compound was essential to taking down the terrorist, officials said. A well-placed informant who helped with al-Baghdadi’s movements around Syria and oversaw construction in the Syrian safe house where the ISIS leader was found gave U.S. and Middle East-based officials information about his whereabouts. The mole, an ISIS defector, provided ...

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Armed Services Republican Explains Why Killing Al-Baghdadi May Be ‘More Significant’ Than Bin Laden

Jim Banks, a military veteran and U.S. congressman from Indiana, made the case that the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is, in some ways, more “significant” than the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Ladin. “This is big news. It’s been minimized by so many of the Trump critics this morning. Without minimizing the killing of Osama bin ...

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U.S. Forces killed close associate of ISIS leader in Syrian ground operation

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A man believed to have facilitated the New Year’s Eve nightclub attack in Turkey was killed by U.S. special forces according to U.S. Central Command. USCENTCOM Spox confirms death of Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, an #ISIS operative, near Mayadin, #Syria @CJTFOIR #DefeatDaesh — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) April 21, 2017 U.S. troops killed Abdurakhmon Uzbeki on April 6, according to Col. John ...

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