RAID IN PHOTOS: See Images From Special Operations Mission That Killed ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi
On Sunday, U.S. forces swept into Syria and took out Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Below are pictures of the aftermath. All photos by Omar Haj Kadour, Aaref Watad and Aref Tammawi of the AFP and via Getty Images.
A picture taken on October 28, 2019 shows Syrians sifting through the rubble at the site of a suspected US-led operation against Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the previous day, on the edge of the small Syrian village of Barisha in the country’s opposition-held northwestern Idlib province. – US President Donald Trump announced that Baghdadi, the elusive leader of the jihadist group and the world’s most wanted man, was killed in the early hours of Octobe 27 in an overnight US raid near the village, located less than five kilometres from Turkey and controlled by the dominant jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an organisation that includes former operatives from Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate.