Chief of Staff Chairman Mark Milley was able to report President Trump's descriptive report of how ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wailed before his death & # 39; not confirm.
& # 39; I know the president intended to talk to unit and unit members, but I don't know what caused it, & # 39; said Milley on the Pentagon Monday. & # 39; But I assume it spoke directly to unity and members of the unit. & # 39;
Milley said he had not spoken with members of the & # 39; unit, and so would not have heard those details, but told reporters that visual raid content went through the declassification process and in the & # 39; coming days & # 39; journalists would be & # 39; provided some video & # 39; s, photo & # 39; s, etc. of it. & # 39;
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Monday that President Trump with & # 39; unit members & # 39; must have spoken to get details about how ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi & # 39; wailed & # 39; before he died.
President Donald Trump said he was allowed to release the footage of the raid that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi murdered amid questions about his description of it
President Donald Trump watches the Situation Room as US Special Operations forces move closer to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The site where an American military strike reportedly killed the so-called Islamic state leader al-Baghdadi
Trump had already plagued the video of the raid.
& # 39; We are thinking about it. We can. The question was, I consider releasing video footage from the raid. And we can take some parts of it and release it, yes, & # 39; the president told Joint Base Andrews reporters as he prepared to leave for Chicago on Monday morning.
There is no timeline for release and White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley did not have one when journalists asked about it later that day.
President Trump watched the special forces operation to kill Baghdadi through drone images, instead of a body-worn camera, and thus did not see the moment when the ISIS leader died, according to military and secret officials.
Trump announced the success of the raid in a press conference and said Baghdadi died & wailing and crying and screaming & # 39 ;, and & # 39; like a dog and a coward & # 39 ;.
He described the video images that he viewed as & # 39; something really amazing to see & # 39; and that it was & # 39; as if you were watching a movie & # 39 ;. Helicopters carried American special forces to the Baghdadi compound, where he hid near Idlib in northwestern Syria.
Halfway through the world, Trump saw the robbery in real time via a video link as troops shot into the hiding place and the most wanted militant sent the final steps of his life before he launched a suicide belt.
Defense Minister Mark Esper (left) was asked the same question yesterday as Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Millery (right) was asked today – if the top military leaders could confirm some details of President Trump
Surveillance images on different video screens with different angles of the overhead maneuvers were forwarded via drone to multiple screens in the White House Situation Room.
According to military sources, however, the president could not have seen what was happening inside the compound or when Baghdadi fled with three of his children to a dead-end tunnel, according to the New York Times.
There was also no live audio from the daring attack, which was the culmination of years of intelligence gathering and hastily put together as soon as Washington was told that Baghdadi would be in a certain hiding place near the village of Barisha.
To know this detail about the last moments of Baghdad, Trump needed reports from the commandos who had taken part in the operation or had received the information that was passed on to the president through the command structure, claim military sources.
US Special Operations forces have in recent years opted to no longer use helmet cams to transmit real-time images due to the disorienting and sometimes violent nature of the images. There is also the fear that such images encourage immediate intervention by command centers, the New York Times reports.
Milley's answer came Monday after defense minister Mark Esper was essentially asked the same question on Sunday.
He answered the same way.
& # 39; I don't have those details. The president has probably had the opportunity to talk to the commanders on the ground, & Esper said.
The & # 39; s commands carried body cameras & # 39; s, but these were not broadcast in real time due to the nature of the operation.
According to Pentagon officials, these images can be downloaded and reviewed after the operation is complete.
A source from the Department of Defense told the New York Times that it was possible for Trump to speak with the Delta Force operators involved in the attack or with their superiors.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet when he returned in April
The compound was destroyed in an American helicopter raid while Baghdadi fled into a tunnel and then exploded an explosive belt, killing himself and three of his children
The operation came four days after Trump Green started the raid on Saturday, with the President cryptically tweeting: & # 39; something very big has happened! & # 39 ;.
Several other strike options were dismantled at the last minute with helicopters about 500 miles across & # 39; very dangerous area & # 39; flew.
National security adviser Robert O & Brien, vice president Mike Pence, Esper, Milley and Brig. General Marcus Evans was also present while Trump saw the robbery.
Baghdadi, the president confirmed Sunday, had his suicide jacket explode, killing himself and three children in a targeted attack from one day to the next.
The president praised the operation and death of Baghdad as & # 39; greater than Bin Laden & # 39 ;.
Osama bin Laden, founder of Al-Qaeda and the terrorist leader behind the September 11 terrorist attacks, was killed in 2011 during an operation of Navy SEALs during the Barack Obama presidency.
Trump told a press conference, referring to the establishment of Baghdad from the so-called Islamic state in 2014: & # 39; this is the largest there is.
& # 39; This is the worst ever. Osama bin Laden was big, but Osama bin Laden was big with the World Trade Center. This is a man who, as he would like to call it, has built a country. & # 39;
The president also referred to Baghdadi and those who followed him as & # 39; losers & # 39; and praised that no American personnel had been lost during the attack, but said that a & # 39; talented dog & # 39; was injured.
Trump said Sunday: & # 39; I have to watch a lot of it. No personnel were lost during the operation, while a large number of Baghdad fighters and companions were killed with him.
& # 39; He died after walking into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. & # 39;
Trump added that Baghdadi was carrying three of his children: & # 39; they were led to a certain death. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; He reached the end of the tunnel while our dogs were chasing him. He lit his vest and killed himself and the three children.
His body was maimed by the explosion. Moreover, the tunnel had collapsed. But test results gave a certain, immediate and completely positive identification.
It was him. The criminal who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in total fear, in total panic and fear, terrified of the American troops who came down on him. & # 39;
The president then said, while claiming that he had been looking for Baghdadi since taking office, that he is the only one who makes better use of the Internet & # 39; then ISIS.
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