On Sunday, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-baghdadi has been killed in a raid, lead by US Special Forces in his Syrian safehouse. Trump said the two-hour operation was conducted on Saturday night in the province of Idlib, one of the last areas of the country still outside Syrian regime control, and that US officials had confirmed Baghdadi, 48, was among those killed. The president said the ISIS leader died “running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way”.
During a press conference, Trump said the al-Baghdadi had been “under surveillance for couple of weeks”. According to Trump Al-baghdadi died after running into dead end tunnel located in the village of Barisha where he puts an explosive vest and killed himself with three of his children. He was positively identified by doing DNA test just after 15 minutes he died. “Trump said many of other Baghdadi’s were killed with no losses to US forces. “He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone.” Trump said.
After killing Osama bin Laden, death of Al-baghdadi is again one of the greatest achievements. On the occasion of Diwali, US celebrated this festival in a most appropriate manner by exploding world’s most wanted person. This is the best ever Diwali gift that US has given to the world.
The Washington Post, one of the most respected publications is being trolled on twitter because of the headline they posted. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at the helm of Islamic State, dies at 48”. The story first appeared to run under a headline that referred to al-Baghdadi as the “Islamic State’s ‘terrorist-in-chief.'” It was unclear why or who decided to change the “terrorist” label to “austere religious scholar.”
People trolled Washington post by using #WaPoDeathNotices. Some of the tweets are:
“Adolph Hitler; Passionate leader, Time Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year 1938, animal lover and Vegetarian dies at the age of 56”
“Gaius Julius Caesar, 56, noted author and Egyptologist, dies surrounded by his friends.”
“Josef Mengele, pioneering geneticist and Paraguayan hobby farmer, dead at 67.”
“Voldemort, austere political reformer and aspiring school teacher, killed by teen terrorist.”
World reacts to death of Al-baghdadi:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said al-Baghdadi’s killing “marked a turning point in our joint fight against terrorism.”
The Russian defence ministry reacted to the news with scepticism, saying “it had no reliable information on the US operation.”
“The Russian Ministry of Defense does not have reliable information on the US servicemen conducting in the Turkish-controlled part of the de-escalation zone of Idlib an operation on yet another ‘elimination’ of the former IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov was quoted by local news agency RIA as saying.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labelled the event as an “impressive achievement.”
“This reflects our shared determination, of the United States of America and of all free countries, to fight terror organisations and terrorist states,” a statement from his office read.
“This achievement is an important milestone, but the campaign is still ahead of us,” it added.
Iran’s information minister, Mohammed Javad Azari-Jahromi said in a tweet that the killing of al-Baghdadi was “not a big deal. You just killed your creature”. The minister did not elaborate, but Iran has often accused for giving information without evidence.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this was “an important moment,” but also warned the battle against ISIL “is not yet over.”