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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead

In a one-hour press conference this morning President Trump announced that "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead".

As U.S. forces closed in on him, Trump said al-Baghdadi fled into a “dead-end” tunnel with three of his children and detonated a suicide vest. “He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone,” Trump said. “He died like a dog, he died like a coward.”

President Trump went on to thank the countries of Syria, Iraq, and Russia for their cooperation in this joint operation.

The president gave a description of how Baghdadi ran through the tunnel crying and whimpering, not like the terrorist leader he was. When cornered, he detonated a suicide vest that killed himself and three of his children. Collapsing the tunnel he was running through. No Americans were injured in this operation.

Late Saturday, President Trump put a teaser out on Twitter claiming "Something very big has just happened!"

The entire press conference can be seen here.

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