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US military buries the body of IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at sea: Report

Syrian Kurds claimed to be a key source of the intelligence that led Americans to Baghdadi after years of tracking the man

This image made from video posted on a militant website on Monday purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s  Al-Furqan media outlet	 PHOTO: AP/PTI
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This image made from video posted on a militant website on Monday purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet | Photo: AP/PTI

AFP | PTI Washington
US officials have said the body of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea, as fresh details surfaced about the US special forces operation that led to his death over the weekend.

Syrian Kurds claimed to be a key source of the intelligence that led Americans to Baghdadi after years of tracking the man behind a five-year reign of terror across much of Iraq and Syria.

And an unnamed US military dog became an unlikely hero of the raid, incurring injuries as it chased Baghdadi down a dead-end tunnel underneath his northwestern Syria hideout, where the jihadist blew

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 2:38 PM IST

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