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UPDATE: President Trump confirms ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi is dead

President Trump made the announcement Sunday morning during a press conference.

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 10:38 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2019 9:22 AM

(CNN) -- ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. raid in Northwest Syria. A senior U.S. defense official reported al-Baghdadi apparently detonated a suicide vest as U.S. special forces closed in.

CIA intelligence reportedly assisted in locating him. Final confirmation of his death is pending DNA analysis and other positive identifiers.

al-Baghdadi has been in hiding for five years. President Trump is expected to make a major announcement Sunday at 9 a.m. (EST) 6 a.m. (PST).

Stay with NewsWatch12 for updates on this developing story. Tune in to NewsWatch12 This Morning at 8 a.m. on Sunday for a recap of President Trump's announcements. 

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