ISIS leader Baghdadi reported killed in US operation in Syria

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is disclosed by unnamed US officials to have died in a US Special Operations commando operation in NW Syria. This is not confirmed by official sources. President Donald Trump plans a major statement at 9am Sunday, having ordered the operation a week ago.

American media citing US Army officials said that a firefight ensued when the troops closed in on al-Baghdadi’s hideout in Idlib province, whereupon the wanted ISIS leader detonated his bomb belt. His two wives were killed with him in the explosion.

The president indicated that something was afoot earlier on Saturday night when he tweeted without explanation: “Something very big has happened.”

DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources add that Baghdadi, aged 48 and born in Iraq, follows leaders of Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, to be marked out and liquidated by US special operations teams and the CIA. After founding the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant in 2010, as self-appointed “caliph,” he was the only Islamist terrorist leader to have captured and ruled territory. His movement overran nearly half of Iraq and Syria before being defeated.

Past experience shows that the death of one jihadist leader may not necessarily kill his movement, and a new leader or a new Islamist movement may take over some years later. It took Al-Baghdadi five years to emerge after US forces killed the notorious Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of the Iraqi branch of al Qaeda, in 2005. ISIS became infamous for its its exceptionally horrific terrorist atrocities often posted on line.

The object of an international manhunt for years, Baghdadi’s discovery and death will provide President Trump with a much-needed boost against the criticism aimed at his decision to withdraw US troops from most of Syria, a decision on which he has meanwhile partly backtracked.

Baghdad’s death comes after some 2,000 foreign terrorists who fought for ISIS escaped Kurdish prison camps in northern Syria earlier this month. They are feared by terrorism experts to be regrouping in Iraq and Syria, with the help of the clandestine networks Baghdadi left in place, to continue to fight US and Russian forces in those countries.

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31 thoughts on “ISIS leader Baghdadi reported killed in US operation in Syria

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 7:45 at 7:45

    Too bad he wasn’t captured. He could have helped Trump’s investigation of CIA/MI6 collusion.

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:01 at 8:01

    Well, Another Caliph خَلِيْفَة‎ Khalīfah, False Claimed Political-Religious Successor To Muhammad Of Ummah Muslim Community has Met His Fate, Inshallah!

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:46 at 14:46


    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:24 at 19:24

      Yes Barbara, no Barbara, three bags full Barbara. We have decided to collectively have a go at you for your anti-anglolsaxon language bigotry, so cut out the caps.

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:05 at 8:05

    “….. Past experience shows that the death of one jihadist leader may not necessarily kill his movement, and a new leader or a new Islamist movement may take over some years later……”
    Although this statement is true, there’s a solution. Unlike Judaism or Christianity, Islam cannot exist without Mecca! Too many Islamic edict relate directly to this city. Which means, that Mecca is Islam’s Achilles-Heel. One way of using it, is to convert Mecca into a radio active crater. Without Mecca Islam will disappear, (at least the Islamic religion, as we know it).
    I know it’s a horrible example for a solution, but the possibilities of using Mecca are numerous. It just require the proper incentive to do something.

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:07 at 8:07

    Trump ought to give the order to take down the real terrorist . Barack Hussein Obama

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 9:33 at 9:33

      No 2000 Isis have fled. Where fors this info come from? Reportaget talk about 100 IsIs (incl domen)

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:25 at 19:25

      Well said!

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:11 at 8:11

    Super smart Trump, will now have an internal fight for ISIS leadership, Putin and Erdogan up to their necks in doodoo whilst Trump is free as a bird to combat ennemies with economic power.

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:16 at 8:16

      If that should happen, it will likely leave Trump free to create and recognise the Kurdish State, and then break the Ayatollahs back ; Trump may actually be the Prince of Peace who alters the dynamics of colonialism and post colonial wars .. Nobel have not enough medals for such a genius

      • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:27 at 8:27

        Norbus… GingerST001 Predicted Similar Outcomes On That Months Ago!

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:24 at 8:24

      “A Great Day For Civilization!”…. Now we know why! Too bad Iran, Turkey, Or Russia Could Not Do It!

      • Oct 27, 2019 @ 9:22 at 9:22

        He isnt dead

      • Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:54 at 14:54


  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:17 at 8:17

    Well, Planned By Trump’s Pentagon 2 Weeks Ago Reports Are Saying & Why Troops, Kurds & Refugees Back to Syria Lines, & Escape Prisoner Convoys ISIS Leaders Killed in Bombing Raids As Well!

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 9:23 at 9:23

    If U.S. Military Was Able To Find Elusive Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Bin Laden, & Saddam Hussein. The Same Can Happen to Hizballah’s Nasrallah & Iran’s Regime When They Become On The Run!

    • Oct 28, 2019 @ 5:20 at 5:20

      Here here. BTW, anybody wonder if Trump’s “withdrawal from Kurdish support” was just a ruse to draw out the Isis leadership, so they could knock him off?
      Yeah, Nasrallah is next, unless the Hamas leaders have an unfortunate accident in Gaza. Interesting.

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 10:32 at 10:32

    Another one bites the dust.Kudo’s to the USA forces.Sooner or later you pay the price.

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 12:19 at 12:19

    Lethal and vicious…… kudos USA

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 12:23 at 12:23

    Lethal and vicious…… kudos USA…..God bless deep you,
    Don’t forget though,these nations must be broken into pieces

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 12:38 at 12:38

    Now go after the Satanic Ayatoolas of Fascist Iran.

    Marg Bar Iran!

    Long Live Persia!

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 13:12 at 13:12

    BagMan has been reported killed around 6x already. Given ISIS is funding, supported and armed by the US/UK/Israel/KSA/Qatar, killing an employee shouldn’t be that hard…or is it?

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:05 at 19:05

      propaganda:you forget turkey,strange

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 13:52 at 13:52

    “American media citing US Army officials said that a firefight ensued when the troops closed in on al-Baghdadi’s hideout in Idlib province, whereupon the wanted ISIS leader detonated his bomb belt.”
    🙂 Oh yes! Earth is absolutely flat and Hitler didn’t do anything. No, Bill Clinton didn’t drop his pants.

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:16 at 14:16

      Man these dudes are dumber than dumb can be!!!!! But didn’t Superman or Captain America capture him a few months back and take him to Guantanamo?? Hahahahaha….yeah there’s a bridge I’d like to sell ‘ya in Brooklyn!!!

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:25 at 14:25

    Propaganda&Saker… Correct Until Confirm More at 9 AM, We Can Wait? Still, Good To See USA Engaged & Leading The Attacks & Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey & Russia Should Be Grateful! Wearing A Death Belt Seems Like A Burden & With Two Wives He Might Of Detonated It Without A Raid!?

  • Oct 28, 2019 @ 0:16 at 0:16

    “In 2014, it was reported that Edward Snowden had claimed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Jewish actor whose real name is Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) who, was recruited by Mossad and trained in espionage and psychological warfare.”

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