The White House announced on late Saturday that President Donald Trump will make a major statement Sunday morning, but did not give further details. "The President of the United States will be making a major statement tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock (1300 GMT)," said White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. The news follows a tweet from Trump earlier in the evening in which he said: "Something very big has just happened!" He did not elaborate.
Something very big has just happened!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2019
As per sources the United States has carried out an operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Media reports say high value ISIS target believed to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has been killed by US-led forces in Idlib, Syria. US military cannot yet confirm the identity of the deceased target. The DNA tests are underway.
Russia Today has cited Newsweek as reporting that the terrorist was killed in a special operation raid in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, greenlighted by Trump about a week ago. Meanwhile, Fox News has also quoted military sources saying that a "high-value ISIS target" believed to be the Islamic State leader has been killed by U.S.-led forces in Idlib, Syria. Trump administration has not clarified about the US President's tweet.
The US media has reported that Baghdadi was wearing a suicide west when military closed in on him. The raid had taken place on Saturday morning. CIA helped the US defence department to locate Baghdadi.