The remains of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have been removed at sea because it has been revealed that American troops could confirm the identity of the ISIS leader using DNA samples from his underwear and blood.
Baghdadi blew himself up after he was cornered by American forces in a dead-end underground tunnel in his Syrian compound on Saturday.
His remains were then buried at sea, the president of the American Joint Chiefs of Staff, army general Mike Milley, revealed on Monday. The remains of Osama bin Laden were also removed at sea when he was murdered in Pakistan in 2011.
The daring raid on the compound where Baghdadi hid in Syria was the culmination of years of steady gathering of intelligence – and 48 hours of hasty planning as soon as Washington was notified where he would be.
The remains of Abu Bakr al-Baghdad have been removed from the seat after being blown up in his Syrian compound on Saturday after being cornered by American troops
His body was maimed in the explosion and American troops had to dig through debris to reach his corpse. Soldiers carried out a DNA test with a small field set to confirm his identity.
The terrorist's underwear and a blood sample were used to match his DNA, Syrian Democratic Forces (SFD) told General Mazloum Abdi NBC News.
The remains of Osama bin Laden were also removed at sea when he was murdered in Pakistan in 2011
The leader of the Kurdish militia said they had an undercover source in the inner circle of Baghdad that had direct access to the ISIS leader.
The source gave the American intelligence service sometime this summer a pair of Baghdad underwear and a blood sample.
American soldiers used the DNA of those monsters to positively identify him from the remains found in the compound after the explosion. The same source was on the Baghdad site when it was raided and he left with American troops, Abdi said.
The US Department of Defense has been working to speed up the DNA testing process for these types of cases.
When Bin Laden was killed, American troops had to send his remains to an American laboratory in Afghanistan to confirm his identity via DNA.
According to President Trump, it was confirmed that Baghdad's DNA was a match within about 15 minutes.
The White House said in a statement that Baghdadi was identified through both DNA testing and visual evidence.
The daring raid on the compound (above) where Baghdadi hid in Syria was the culmination of years of steady gathering of intelligence – and 48 hours of hasty planning as soon as Washington was notified where he would be
Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic Caliphate, blew himself up during the targeted attack on his army in the province of Idlib in Syria in the early hours of Sunday morning. His army was in a village known for smuggling and arrived 48 hours before the raid
The head of Baghdad was reportedly still intact, which meant that a bio-metric face recognition scanner was used to identify him.
Trump said that American troops remained in the compound about two hours after al-Baghdad's death and received very sensitive material about the group of the Islamic State, including information about his plans for the future.
After the American troops withdrew, American fighter jets shot six missiles at the house and shot the spirit level.
President Donald Trump said that three previous attempts to conquer the ISIS leader had been canceled because al-Baghdadi, who was under surveillance, had changed his mind about where he was going.
Trump saw the robbery in real time from the Situation Room via a video link while troops shot into the hiding place and the most wanted militant sent the final steps of his life.
Trump said soldiers shot a hole in the side of a building because they feared the entrance might have been jammed with booby traps. Al-Baghdadi fled into a network of underground bunkers and tunnels that crept through the compound.
The sturdy, bearded militant leader wore a suicide jacket and dragged three children along while he fled from the American troops.
Trump, happy to play the drama, said that as American troops and their dogs approached, the militant & whimpering and crying and screaming all the way & # 39; went to his death.
& # 39; He reached the end of the tunnel while our dogs chased him, & # 39; said Trump. & # 39; He has lit his vest and killed himself and the three children. & # 39;
Trump saw the raid unfold from the situation room. He was accompanied by National Security Advisor Robert C. O & Brien, vice-president Mike Pence, defense minister. Mark T. Esper and the US Army General Mark A. Milley
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