U.S. President Donald Trump said Americans might be able to watch parts of the raid by U.S. Special Forces in which leader of the Islamic State terror group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up.
Trump disclosed this to reporters on Monday while boarding Air Force One on his way to Chicago.
“The question was, ‘am I considering releasing video footage of the raid,’ and we may take certain parts of it and release it. Yes,” Trump said.
A raid on the compound of the leader of the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) al-Baghdadi by U.S. Special Forces at the weekend led him to kill himself with three children to avoid capture.
On Sunday, Trump announced that Baghdadi was chased to the end of an underground tunnel by U.S. military dogs during the raid, saying he whimpered, cried, and screamed all the way.
Accompanied by three children, Mr. al-Baghdadi then detonated a suicide vest, blowing up himself and the children when trapped at the end of a tunnel, Trump said.
Trump declined to inform House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the raid beforehand, fearing that members of Congress would compromise the operation with leaks. (Sputnik/NAN)