U.S. special services have learned the whereabouts of the leader of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after questioning one of his wives and a courier. This is reported by The New York Times citing two American officials.
The interrogation took place last summer. As a result, it became known the approximate place where al-Baghdadi was hiding: in a remote village in northwestern Syria, which was controlled by terrorists.
Upon learning of this information, the Americans began to cooperate with Iraqi and Kurdish intelligence. They identified the IS leader more accurately and began to monitor him with the help of spies.
On October 27, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the country’s special operations forces were involved in the liquidation of al-Baghdadi. As a result of the operation, the American leader claims, no American military were injured, 11 children were released. The U.S. leader also thanked Russia, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey for contributing to such an outcome. He pointed out that they had helped fight the group.