ISIS insider helped in hunt for leader al-Baghdadi

A satellite view of where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was found, near the village of Barisha
A satellite view of where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was found, near the village of Barisha Copyright REUTERS
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An ISIS insider who gained the trust of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was passing on information about his whereabouts to the United States via Kurdish officials, NBC News' Richard Engel reports.

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An ISIS insider who gained the trust of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was passing on information about his whereabouts to the United States via Kurdish officials, NBC News' Richard Engel reports.

The informant gained the confidence of the ISIS leader, providing information that ultimately led to Saturday's U.S. commando operation in which he was killed.

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