Former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaks in a video released in April 2019,Reuters

President Donald Trump announced here Sunday that US Special Personnel killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and commander of the Islamic State, during a raid in the Idlib province of Syria on Saturday. The self-declared caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Al-Baghdadi, 48, was instrumental in building ISIS into one of the most potent terrorist groups in history. Al-Baghdadi joined the struggle against the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and was radicalized during his detention by US powers at Camp Bucca in Iraq in 2004. He first served as a religious adviser to al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Iraq and later rose to become the top leader in 2010 of what was then the Islamic State of Iraq. Al-Baghdadi personally promoted and participated in the systematic rape of women who ISIS considered non-believers. He maintained an American woman, Kayla Mueller, captive as a sexuality slave before she was killed. Read more stories like this on Business Insider .

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that US Special Army killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, during a raid in the Idlib province of Syria on Saturday.

“Last night, the United Government brought the world’s number one terrorist to justice, ” Trump announced at a nationally-televised Sunday morning press conference. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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