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President Trump Delivers Remarks About Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Following his cryptic tweet Saturday evening, President Trump delivered remarks Sunday morning to announce the confirmed death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

UPDATES: According to President Trump, no U.S. troops were killed in the operation, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “died in a tunnel, whimpering and crying all the way.”

Trump also announced the retrieval of important intelligence as a result of the raid.

Trump pointed out more than once that al-Baghdadi had been on the run since before he took office, and capturing or killing him was a top priority of his administration.

“He was a sick and depraved man. And now he’s gone.”

Trump thanked other countries for their support with the operation, including the Kurds, Turkey, Iraq, and Russia.

“A brutal killer … has violently been eliminated,” he said. “He died like a dog. He died like a coward.”

According to Trump, the Kurds provided useful information that was helpful in conducting the raid.

UPDATE: Some 2020 Democrats have made statements regarding the news:

UPDATE: Photos from the Situation Room have been released:

Posted by The White House on Sunday, October 27, 2019

UPDATE: Here is the full transcript of Trump’s remarks.

UPDATE: Can you believe this Washington Post headline?

UPDATE: Joe Biden has finally released a statement

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