Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Andrew Hutcheson

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 After President Trump’s announcement on Saturday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Baghdadi had died, many people are wondering how and where they found the terrorist. According to a senior US defense official, the operation started around 5 p.m. on Saturday with 8 helicopters full of U.S. special forces. After stealthy flying to the compound where Baghdadi was interpreted to be at, they searched the area. As they closed in on Baghdadi, he detonated his suicide vest and killed himself and three children. Quickly after his suicide they did a DNA test that confirmed it was indeed him that was killed.

After Baghdadi’s death, it is not quite sure who will step up and lead ISIS.

The rest of ISIS has yet to acknowledge their leaders death after he died in the U.S. raid. According to President Trump, the number one replacement for Baghdadi was killed by U.S. troops. Since Baghdadi’s number one replacement is dead, it is not quite clear how the terrorist group will continue after the great blow U.S. made to their organization.