ISIS Chief Killed In US Action, Say Sources; Trump Likely To Announce

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The White House announced on late Saturday that President Donald Trump will make a major statement Sunday morning, but did not give further details.

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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. 

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Read Donald Trump's cryptic tweet below:

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed: Sources

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. 

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Media reports say Baghdadi killed in US action in Syria

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.

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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.

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