Late Saturday night, President Trump sent out a cryptic tweet that something big was going to be announced on Sunday.
Sunday morning, the President did not disappoint, announcing a U.S.-led operation has killed the most wanted terrorist in the world, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has led the next generation of terrorist attacks against the United States.
When he took over the organization, he put significant effort into recruiting domestically to encourage terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
President Trump made al-Baghdadi one of his top priorities when he took over as president as he was finally able to deliver on the promise.
Trump stated, “Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice.
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.
“Capturing or killing him has been the top national security priority of my administration.
“He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone.”
According to reports, the operation itself was personally approved by Trump.
By all accounts, there was significant cooperation from the Kurds and Turkey to carry out this operation.
Both have publicly stated intelligence was shared between the governments to carry out the attack.
The attack itself reportedly consisted of drones, jets, helicopters, and ground forces.
While the attack itself is still a bit of a mystery, there have been reports the Army’s Delta operators were responsible for taking out al-Baghdadi during a firefight that occurred during the attack.
For the better part of the last five years, al-Baghdadi has been in hiding, as he had a $25 million bounty on his head.
In April, a video was released with al-Baghdadi celebrating the Easter day bombing in Sri Lanka.
Now, with al-Baghdadi dead, ISIS is once again without leadership and reeling.