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Photos from the site of the U.S. military strike that killed ISIS leader

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Photos at the site that was the centre of the US military strike  that killed nine people, including Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, the leader of IS or so-called Islamic State, near the village of Barisha, Idlib province, Syria, 27 October 2019 (issued 28 October 2019).

The fugitive leader of the ISIS group killed himself during a US military operation in north-west Syria, President Donald Trump has said.

Speaking from the White House, Mr Trump said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest after fleeing into a tunnel, chased by US military dogs.

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Baghdadi killed himself and three of his children by igniting his suicide vest, Mr Trump said, causing the tunnel to collapse. No US personnel were killed but one of the dogs was seriously injured in the explosion.

Reported residence of the former ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwestern Syria near the village of Barisha
A handout photo made available by Maxar 27 October 2019 shows a satellite image taken 28 September 2019 of the reported residence of the former ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwestern Syria near the village of Barisha. Al-Baghdadi was killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced 27 October 2019. EPA-EFE/MAXAR HANDOUT

 

 

Photos: EPA-EFE/YAHYA NEMAH

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