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Al-Baghdadi raid imagery released as informant set to receive up to $25 million

Salaam Times and AFP

The US military released video and photos on October 30 of the October 26 raid by US special forces that killed 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. [Department of Defence/AFP]

The US military released video and photos on Wednesday (October 30) of the October 26 raid by US special forces that resulted in the death of "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Imagery released included black-and-white footage of US troops approaching on foot the high-walled compound in northwestern Syria where al-Baghdadi was holed up.

The military released video of air strikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground who opened fire on the helicopters that ferried US forces in for the assault on al-Baghdadi's compound in Idlib Province.

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A photo released by US Central Command shows the compound where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hiding moments before US special forces killed the terrorist leader October 26.

The raiders recovered a "substantial" amount of electronics and documents, said Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US Central Command.

Examiners identified al-Baghdadi through comparison with his DNA, which had been on file since his 2004 detention in an Iraqi prison, said McKenzie.

Al-Baghdadi's remains were flown back to the staging base for the raid for identification and then buried at sea within 24 hours of his death "in accordance with the laws of armed conflict", he said.

$25 million reward

An informant who provided crucial details on the movements of al-Baghdadi is likely to scoop up some or all of a $25 million reward, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The informant was a well-placed ISIS operative who facilitated al-Baghdadi's movements around Syria and helped oversee the construction of his Syrian hideout, said the Post.

The informant was at the scene as the raid unfolded and was exfiltrated two days later with his family, added the Post.

The man, whom Washington did not identify, is likely to receive some or all of the $25 million reward the United States had put on al-Baghdadi's head, it said.

Besides al-Baghdadi's movements, the informant knew the room-by-room layout of al-Baghdadi's final Syrian hideout, according to the Post.

The source, described by one official as a Sunni Arab who turned against ISIS after the group killed a relative, was cultivated by Kurdish intelligence, said the newspaper.

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America thinks that all the world people are a few children.

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All these are only propagations. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and Osama bin Laden both were persons trained by US army and they are their own persons, so these are only their propagation to hide their works and to prove to the world that they are clean. In fact, they only kill Muslims and disgrace Islam and they are marketing for and selling their weapons. This war is launched by American companies which are producing weapons.

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Finally, America will destroy all those Islamic extremists who cause commiting crimes worldwide.

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$25 million?????????????? I think it is not difficult for them to eliminate the reward winner.

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These pictures cannot prove anything.

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