President Trump on Tuesday announced the death of a second ISIS leader who would have replaced Baghdadi.
The United States military over the weekend conducted a successful special operations raid and killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
Army Delta Force and Army Rangers led the way and closed in on Baghdadi’s lair in an overnight firefight and the ISIS leader died “crying, whimpering and screaming.”
US forces showed no mercy and killed another ISIS leader who would have taken Baghdadi’s spot.
“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!” Trump announced Tuesday morning.
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
President Trump did not name the terrorist who was killed, but it was reported by Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mazloum Abdi that ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al Muhajir died in an airstrike in Ain al Baydah, a village in northern Syria while riding in a truck.
Mujahir replaced the previous ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al Adnani in 2016 after Adnani died.
A Video reportedly taken at the scene show charred corpses and a tanker truck on fire: