The dog, whose name is classified, was chasing al-Baghdadi in a tunnel when the ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest.
Despite Trump’s grandstanding, and despite even this latest, legitimately positive news regarding Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the past few weeks have not been a collective success. Rather, they have been a boon for America’s adversaries and a catastrophe for its friends.
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.
Chased by U.S. special operations dogs, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi fled into what President Trump called a dead-end tunnel with three children.
Born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Al-Badr, Baghdadi rose to lead the brutal militant group in Iraq and Syria.
How Kurdish-led intelligence helped track Baghdadi
Experts are scrutinising the purported video message from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for clues about his whereabouts and the terror organisation’s next moves.