Two prisoners were VIVELY captured during the al-Baghdadi strike, US military chief officer confirms
- Chairman of the joint Chief of Staff Mark Milley discussed the raid on Syrian compound in Abu Bakr al-Baghdad during a press conference Monday
- He said that two men were captured and held in a safe location
- Milley did not disclose any additional details about the prisoners or how they were connected to al-Baghdadi, but they are thought to have surrendered
Two prisoners were caught alive in the American strike that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Mark Milley has announced that two people have been detained and held in a safe location during a press conference with Defense Minister Mark Esper on Monday at the Pentagon.
Milley did not reveal any additional information about the prisoners or how they were connected to al-Baghdadi, but it is believed that they surrendered during the raid.
Two prisoners were caught alive in the American strike announced on Monday by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Mark Milley (photo)
Al-Baghdadi (photo) made his suicide jacket explode when special ops officers at the US Army Delta Force and Rangers approached his Syrian compound on Saturday
Between 50 and 70 members of the US Army Delta Force and Rangers locked themselves in al-Baghdad's hiding place in Idlib province in Syria on Saturday evening, causing the ISIS brain to flee into a dead-end underground tunnel where he detonated his suicide jacket and killed himself and his three children.
Milley could moan and cry al-Baghdadi's description of President Donald Trump as & # 39; not confirm in his last moments.
The general said he suspected that Trump provided that information & # 39; directly to the unit members & # 39; had received.
The remains of Al-Baghdadi were taken to a secure facility to confirm his identity with forensic DNA testing, Milley said.
& # 39; The removal of his remains has been completed, completed and handled properly & # 39 ;, he added.
Milley would not confirm any reports that al-Baghdadi was buried at sea, as well as top Al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden after being killed by US forces in a similar helicopter raid in Pakistan in 2011.
General Milley (right) and Defense Minister Mark Esper (left) held a news conference on Monday about the strike in the Pentagon
Officials did not disclose the total number of deaths in the firefight, but President Trump said the number of victims captured the number.
Two of the & # 39; women & # 39; of al-Baghdad, both with suicide vests that luckily did not explode, were killed, along with a large number of & # 39; fighters and companions & # 39; from the leader.
Allegedly American troops have helped get 11 children alive from the compound.
Milley said the soldiers also collected a stock of documents that could provide vital information about the origins and future plans of the Islamic State.
The general added that there were photos & videos & # 39; s of the last moments of al-Baghdadi, which could be released at a later date once they were screened and released.
He refused to give the name of the K-9 that was wounded during the firefight. No other US military members were injured.
Officials did not disclose the total number of deaths in the firefight, but President Trump said the number of victims captured the number
While the death of al-Baghdad has robbed IS IS of its & # 39; inspirational leader & # 39 ;, the security situation in Syria remains & # 39; complex & # 39 ;, defense minister Esper said to reporters.
He added that US troops were in position to maintain control of important oil fields in Northeast Syria.
US forces remain in the strategic area & # 39; to refuse ISIS access to those vital resources & # 39; and & # 39; overwhelming military forces & # 39; will be used against any group that threatens their safety, Esper added.
The death of Al-Baghdadi will not free the world from terrorism or put an end to Syria's ongoing conflict, but it will send a message to those who question America's determination, "he said.
& # 39; More than any other country in the world, the United States possesses the power and the will to hunt until the end of the earth for those who want to harm the American people. & # 39;
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news (t) ISIS