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‘Disposal full’: ISIS chief al-Baghdadi buried at sea, like bin Laden, however picture & video proof stays categorized – Pentagon

‘Disposal complete’: ISIS chief al-Baghdadi buried at sea, like bin Laden, but photo & video proof remains classified – Pentagon


The US removed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s physique mere hours after a swift DNA check confirmed the terrorist’s identification, Pentagon officers stated, including that every one proof of the raid and his burial at sea stays categorized.

Following the US particular forces operation in northwestern Syria, wherein Washington claims al-Baghdadi was eradicated, the mutilated physique was instantly taken “to a safe facility to substantiate his identification with forensic DNA testing,” Military Normal Mike Milley, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Workers, informed a information briefing.

The disposal of his stays has been accomplished and is full and was dealt with appropriately.

Similar to al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group chief was reportedly given a correct burial at sea in accordance with Islamic custom, with all Muslim spiritual rites afforded to him. Whereas the raid and subsequent processes of identification and physique ‘disposal’ had been documented in quite a few photographs and movies, they’re but to undergo a “declassification course of,” in keeping with the US basic.

We aren’t ready on the time to launch these.

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Though Donald Trump stated earlier he was contemplating making “sure components” of the video from the raid out there to the general public – presumably with al-Baghdadi “was whimpering, screaming, and crying” as he met his finish – it stays unclear how a lot of footage would see the sunshine, if any.

The Obama administration by no means publicly launched any video footage of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, or photographs of his physique, claiming they might pose a “nationwide safety threat.”

Washington’s public announcement that al-Baghdadi had lastly been neutralized, this time for actual, sounded “assured,” however has but to be backed up by onerous proof, the UN Monitoring Group on terrorist teams stated beforehand. In the meantime, Russia’s Protection Ministry questioned a minimum of components of the story, noting that regardless of Trump’s claims, it by no means opened up the Syrian air house below its management to US jets, and didn’t file any US coalition airstrikes within the space.

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The site of a suspected US-led operation against Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Barisha, Syria
The place is the proof? We’ve been right here earlier than, Al Baghdadi’s been reported lifeless or fatally injured many instances

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