POST TIME: 1 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Baghdadi death
US releases first images of raid on compound
BBC, London

US releases first 
images of raid 
on compound

The US military has published the first footage of the raid in northern Syria that resulted in the death of the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group. Grainy video showed troops firing at militants on the ground as they flew towards the compound where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hiding before they moved in on the ground. Baghdadi fled into a tunnel and killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. After the raid the compound was destroyed with munitions. The head of US Central Command, Gen Kenneth McKenzie, said the destroyed buildings were left looking like "a parking lot with large potholes".