Baghdadi raid all the more reason U.S. should stay in Syria



October 28, 2019 - 10:12 AM

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, here in an undated file video frame from Al Furqaan Media, is dead after a U.S. military raid in northwest Syria. (Ropi/Zuma Press/TNS)

U.S. Special Forces earned a long-awaited victory lap Saturday night after killing a leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in northwest Syria. Baghdadi had been on the United States’ radar ever since 2014, when ISIS became an international target for the spread of terrorism.

Baghdadi’s whereabouts became known after one of his wives was captured this summer. 

The Central Intelligence Agency and Special Operations commandos are said to have worked closely with Iraqi and Kurdish intelligence officials to track down Baghdadi.

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