The death of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

On October 26, a US operation launched on an Islamic State (IS) compound in the village of Barisha in Idlib province led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi leader of the IS group. *

  • The operation was launched around 10:30 pm local time.
  • An undisclosed number of terrorists were killed or captured in the assault.
  • 11 children were removed.
  • al-Baghdadi tried to escape through a tunnel but was trapped and confronted by US forces. He then detonated a suicide vest killing himself and 3 of his children.
  • A DNA test onsite confirmed the identity of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
  • Sensitive material was recovered in the compound.
  • President Trump stated during the press conference that the exact location of al-Baghdadi was identified 2 weeks ago.

Terrorism incidents in Iraq vs Syria
(July 30th – October 28th) 


Terrorism incidents in Iraq
Iraq | Casualties in terrorism-related incidents


Terrorism incidents in Syria
Syria | Casualties in terrorism-related incidents

*This report was generated using reports, mapping and analytics provided by the Horizon threat intelligence platform on October 28th, 2019.


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