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Pentagon releases aerial images of the mission that resulted in the death of so-called Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Pentagon releases aerial images of the mission that resulted in the death of so-called Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -
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The Pentagon has released images and video of the raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound that resulted in the ISIS leaders' death.

The video shows US forces approaching the compound. It also showed US standoff munitions striking the compound, according to General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., head of US Central Command.

"Now, about Baghdadi's last moments - I can tell you this. He crawled into a hole with two small children and blew himself up while his people stayed on the ground," General Kenneth McKenzie Jr said.

It was originally reported that al-Baghdadi had three children with him when he detonated a suicide vest.

"You can deduce what kind of person it is based on that activity," McKenzie continued. "That would be my empirical observation of what he did. I'm not able to confirm anything else about his last seconds. I just can't confirm that one way or another."

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